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David Bowie honoured on Camden’s Music Walk of Fame

A music record with the word ”icon” was unveiled on the Walk of Fame yesterday (22 September) while the late musician's greatest hits played

By Hollie Geraghty

David Bowie performing live in 1977
David Bowie performing live in 1977 (Photo: Scott Weiner / MediaPunch / Alamy)

David Bowie has been honoured with a stone on London’s Music Walk of Fame.

The unveiling ceremony for the late musical icon took place on Camden High Street yesterday (22 September), after being postponed due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

A week after the release of Moonage Daydream, a documentary celebrating Bowie’s colourful career, the musician was honoured with a music record with the word “icon” on it while his greatest hits played (via Reuters).

Woody Woodmansey, a drummer in Bowie’s backing ensemble Spiders from Mars who was there to unveil the stone, told Reuters: “It’s another landmark for his legacy basically music, the films, the videos, and everything he did for the culture.”

He continued: “He was just an amazing artist – 24/7 he was on the job and it always showed in the products. To be able to move through all the different characters and the musical genres that he did and pull it off, I don’t think anybody’s achieved that ever, [he was] one of a kind, unique.”

Moonage Daydream director Brett Morgen recently told Rolling Stone UK that he wanted to “create the David Bowie experience” with the film, which is “sublime and enigmatic and mysterious, intellectually engaging and emotionally engaging”.

“This was not a film about David Bowie. It was about ‘Bowie’ as a piece of mythology,” he added.

“It took me over two years, six days a week, working 12 to 14 hours a day, to just screen through the visual media that I was presented with,” Morgen said, detailing how editing the film over all this time was the greatest pleasure of his life. “I mean, look at how beautiful he is to look at. And it doesn’t even come close to how beautiful his soul was.” 

Last month, Bowie was named Britain’s most influential artist of the last 50 years, with a new poll hailing his major influence across music, film and fashion.