David Bowie honored in Camden
07:33 31 August 2022
David Bowie is about to be honored with a stone on the Music Walk of Fame in Camden.
The trailblazing musician, who died in 2016, will have a stone laid in his memory on the trail that recognizes influential artists from around the world.
The Bowie Stone is to be laid opposite Camden Town tube station, joining stones honoring the likes of The Who, Soul II Soul, Madness and Amy Winehouse.
The Music Walk of Fame was founded by Lee Bennett in 2019 and aims to recognize and celebrate the contribution of music to culture and society.
The stone will be unveiled at a ceremony on September 15, with friends, collaborators and fans of the Ziggy Stardust singer expected to pay their respects.
The installation of the stone coincides with the release of Moonage Daydream, Brett Morgen’s hybrid musical-documentary film, which will be screened on Imax from September 16 and released widely in UK cinemas from September 23.
The film will look back on Bowie’s colorful life and include never-before-seen footage from his personal archive, including never-before-seen live concert footage.
Bowie, one of the most influential and revered musicians of the 20th century, died of liver cancer on January 10, 2016, two days after his 69th birthday.
Speaking about the latest addition to the Music Walk of Fame, Mr Bennett said: “David Bowie is a global influence, one of the ultimate influencers, and sooner or later we had to have him on the Music Walk Of Fame.
“Our intention is that this is the highest honor a musical figure can receive in the UK and beyond, the unveiling of the Stone of David secures that legacy.
“We have huge plans for the future, but for now, let’s celebrate one of music’s greatest.”
The promenade is expected to eventually feature hundreds of artists and music industry figures, stretching the full length of the sidewalk from Chalk Farm to Mornington Crescent.