Photos: Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Today, Brixton celebrated what would have been David Bowie’s 70th birthday, after a weekend of Bowie related events around town, including a large charity show at the Academy.

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

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.

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

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.

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

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:

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

An enterprising musician has started offering paid Bowie tours – we caught him n action this afternoon.

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Crowds were still gathered around the mural in the evening. Here’s some more photos:

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Toasting a Brixton legend.

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

Brixton plays tribute to David Bowie on his 70th birthday, Sunday 8th January 2017

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Mural location:

Tributes keep on coming to David Bowie's Brixton shrine - May 2016 photos

The Bowie mural can be found directly opposite Brixton tube station, just off the main road.

See the location on Google Maps.