Video: Brixton Pays Tribute To Bowie

Geoff Marshall
By Geoff Marshall Last edited 23 months ago
Video: Brixton Pays Tribute To Bowie

"Bowie, Bowie, Bowie!" they were chanting in Brixton last night — as if the man himself were about to make an appearance.

He didn't of course — he never will again — but his music lived on, on the streets of his birthplace Brixton, as fans burst into renditions of Space Oddity, Let's Dance and Starman.    

Flowers were placed, candles lit at a mural of Bowie on the side of Morleys department store, while the Ritzy cinema played tribute with their marquee, which read: "David Bowie Our Brixton Boy RIP".

Watch the video above, and if you were there last night, tell us about it in the comments below.

Last Updated 12 January 2016

chris roberts

I'm quite a cynic over floral tributes and the like but found this really touching. Knew something was going to occur but scale of it at around 9 o'clock when I was collecting my bike from Coldharbour Lane was surprising. Can't help thinking that image of Brixton has been irreversibly changed in the minds of many, certainly across this country and also possibly abroad by these images and also they show a depth of attachment to someone who was - as has been said times- "the soundtrack to our lives". At least for alot of people.