Fans Crowdfund for Bowie Statue

Iconic rock legend David Bowie died a little over a year ago as a result of cancer at the age of 69. Some of his fan in Great Britain are looking to erect a memorial to the star – a giant lightning bolt that stands three stories high like the one on the cover of his “Aladdin Sane” album.


The group has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise the required £990,000 to fund the project. With less than three weeks remaining in the campaign, only £46,055 has been raised.

If the group can raise the money, it would be erected south of London in Brixton – Bowie’s birthplace – across from Electric Avenue. Organizers expect it will take between six and nine months to complete the project.

For fans who make a contribution to the cause will also earn some rewards. For non-British fans £20 is equal to $US25.

The rewards include your name on the supporter role, T-shirts, polo shirts, prints, and lightning bolt pendants. Some of the rewards are limited editions – prints and jewelry – and are available in very limited supply.

Fans who wish to help out or see what the program is all about can go to:

photo courtesy of By k_tjaaa – Flickr: David Bowie Mural, CC BY 2.0,

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