Amsterdam church tributes David Bowie’s birthdayHipworth
A church in Amsterdam has made their church bells ring the tune of David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars’ to pay tribute to the late star’s birthday.
The late icon would have been 73 (January 8) and today (January 10) marks the fourth anniversary of his passing.
On other David Bowie news there will be a screening of unseen footage of David Bowie at Leicester’s National Space Centre. Titled ‘Bowie; Oddity to Mars’ features footage from Professor Martin Richardson of De Montfort University. Richardson and Bowie became friends in the 90s. Richardson was tasked with creating a 3D version of the insert photo of Bowie’s album ‘Hours’.
Richardson recalled: “Bowie said to me, ‘When you’ve done your bloody hologram it will be up and down the width and breadth of the country. I am going to make you famous’.
“He got back on the sound stage and said ‘right, what do you want me to do’ and I thought ‘I am going to direct David Bowie, the super rock star I idolised as a boy because of Ziggy Stardust right through to the Thin White Duke!’”
He added: “I filmed 30 minutes of David doing various poses and he could not have been nicer.”
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Watch the church play the bells to Life on Mars