The stone, which represents a music disc with the word “icon”was discovered at a ceremony where Bowie’s hits were performed.
“It’s another reference point for his legacy, basically the music, the movies, the videos and everything he did for the culture,” Woody Woodmansey, who was a drummer for Bowie’s backing group Spiders from Mars, told Reuters. helped discover the stone.
“He was just an amazing artist – 24/7 he was at work and he was always showing up on the products. Being able to go through all the different characters and genres of music that he did and pull it off, I don’t think that no one has ever achieved, (it was) unique in its kind”.
In a nod to the starry sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard, the London Music Walk of Fame was launched in 2019; rockers The Who the first to be honored.
The Covid-19 pandemic has put new openings on hold, with Bowie’s being the first since March 2020. Follows this month’s release of the documentary Moonage Daydream about the singer-songwriter, who died of cancer in 2016, aged 69.
“The movie … gave us the catalyst to get back to David and unlock the rest of the agenda,” said Lee Bennett, founder of the Music Walk of Fame.
“(There was) no one better to go back to. Of all the artists we can think of in the last 50 years, the chameleon that was David, how he touched so many generations, lives, all collided at the same time that this (was) the right person to come back to.”