Just a year ago, Bowie released one of his finest works in the shape of the beautifully dark and moody Blackstar, an album that ended up at the top of many ‘Best of 2016‘ lists.
Sadly just two days later, the news broke that David Bowie had died, sparking a spontaneous street party in Brixton, while we drank, danced and celebrated Brixton’s finest with a night of Bowie music in a jam-packed local pub.
Created by Australian street artist James Cochran in 2013, the Bowie mural opposite Brixton tube station has provided a focus for fans wanting to pay tribute to the Brixton-born musician and superstar, and crowds gathered today to pay their respects.
Throughout the year, fans from across the world have made the journey to Brixton to leave personal messages, flowers and items in tribute to the legendary artist, and we’ve been faithfully recording the changing messages, artwork and flowers over the last 12 months.
Here’s some scenes from today:
An enterprising musician has started offering paid Bowie tours – we caught him n action this afternoon.
Crowds were still gathered around the mural in the evening. Here’s some more photos:
Toasting a Brixton legend.
The Bowie mural can be found directly opposite Brixton tube station, just off the main road.