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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

David Bowie

1947-2016

 

—BBC Music Day —

 
David Bowie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. David Bowie Marker
Inscription.
His albums Hunky Dory and
The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust,
and the iconic single Space Oddity
were recorded here at
Trident Studios

Awarded by
BBC Radio London

 
Erected 2017 by British Plaque Trust.
 
Location. 51° 30.86′ N, 0° 8.053′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on St. Anne's Court just east of Wardour Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 St. Anne's Court, City of Westminster, England W1F 0BQ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Keith Moon (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Karl Marx (about 120 meters away); Dr. Joseph Rogers (about 150 meters away); William Hazlitt (about 150 meters away); Dr. John Snow (about 180 meters away); Percy Bysshe Shelley (about 180 meters away); Charles Bridgeman (about 210 meters away); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. David Bowie (Wikipedia). David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally
David Bowie Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. David Bowie Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here mounted above the door.
as David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades, acclaimed by critics and other musicians for his innovative work. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, releasing eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996....Born in Brixton, South London, Bowie developed an interest in music as a child, eventually studying art, music and design before embarking on a professional career as a musician in 1963. "Space Oddity" became his first top-five entry on the UK Singles Chart after its release in July 1969. After a period of experimentation, he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with his flamboyant and androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. The character was spearheaded by the success of his single "Starman" and album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which won him widespread popularity....
(Submitted on October 20, 2017.) 

2. David Bowie- Space Oddity Original Video (1969) (YouTube, 4 min.). (Submitted on October 20, 2017.)
3. David Bowie honoured with three blue plaques on BBC Music Day (The Guardian, June 15, 2017). (Submitted on October 20, 2017.)
 
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