Brixton’s David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

A year after David Bowie’s untimely death, a series of events took place around Brixton, with the shrine proving a major focus for those gathering to mark both his birthday and the first anniversary of his passing.

At Brixton Buzz, we hosted a Bowie charity night at the nearby Prince Albert, raising a total of £600 which we donated to two local music charities, Raw Material and School Ground Sounds.

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Created by Australian street artist James Cochran in 2013, the Bowie mural opposite Brixton tube station continues to provide a focus for fans wanting to pay tribute to the Brixton-born musician and superstar.

At Brixton Buzz we’ve recorded the changing messages, artwork and flowers since the shrine was created, and this is a record of what we saw over January 2107:

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

David Bowie was born on 8th January 1947, prompting a fresh display of flowers from fans.

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

‘Brixton Boy.’

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Bowie famously lived on a diet of milk, peppers and cocaine in the mid-1970s.

Such was his epic consumption of coke, Bowie says he remembers almost nothing of the production of his album ‘Station to Station’—not even the studio sessions. The singer admitted, “I know it was in L.A. because I’ve read it was.”

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

A young fan leaves a message.

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Two women sit down with a bottle of wine to toast Bowie’s birthday.

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

To the left can be seen a press photo of the Kon-rads, the first band Bowie recorded with, back in August 1963.

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

The mural had been repainted several times after fans had drawn all over it.

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

On the 10th January – the anniversary of his death – crowds gathered around the mural, with a street party taking place late into the night.

Earlier that day, the council had finally put on a plastic covering to protect the artwork.

Right now: David Bowie street party in Brixton, Tuesday 10th January 2017

See more street party photos here.

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

The mural now protected by a transparent cover.

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Bowie mural in the rain.

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

This framed photo seems to reappear regularly – we’d love to hear the story behind the photo.

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

Brixton's David Bowie shrine one year on: photos of tributes left during January 2017

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Mural location:

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

See the location on Google Maps.