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David Bowie, 8/1/1947-10/1/2016

015The pop musician David Bowie was born in Stansfield Road, Brixton, London Borough of Lambeth on 8 January 1947, and died in New York on 10 January 2016. ¬†Originally named David Robert Jones, Bowie’s family moved to suburban Bromley in 1953. ¬†However, Brixton is still proud to claim him as one of its sons.

Consequently following his death a mural was painted on a blank wall in Turnstall Road, Brixton, and the area around it became a makeshift shrine.  Bunches of flowers and candles have been left there, people have written tributes on the adjacent wall, and additional bouquets have been attached to near by trees.

Photograph taken 26 January 2016.

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