David Bowie was born David Robert Jones in Brixton, London, on 8 January 1947 and died from liver cancer on the 10th of January 2016. Bowie had a massive impact on people all over the world with his lyrics and androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. The character was well known for the success of his single “Starman” and album ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust’ and the Spiders from Mars, which won him popularity all over the world. And his legacy will live on in the heart of Brixton.
There have been recent proposed plans from Lambeth Council to change the road name formally known as Tunstall Road, to something in memory of David Bowie. However, the people of Brixton didn’t seem to mind much.
The people of Brixton were asked the following questions of: “What is your opinion on the name change?” and “Is Brixton the right place for the memorial?”