The singer of Dancing in The Street would have been 77 years old on January 8, 2024. The town hall of the 13th arrondissement deemed the date appropriate to inaugurate the street which will now bear his name, in accordance with a decision of the Paris Council taken in February 2020.
As part of the development of the Paris Rive Gauche district, located in the 13th arrondissement, the City of Paris proposed to assign names to seven new roads. Among the different personalities selected, the American photographer and portraitist Berenice Abbot, the French painter Alain Jacquet and the rock icon David Bowie.
The inauguration of rue David-Bowie will take place on Monday January 8, 2024 at 4:15 p.m., on a new artery which leads to 61, avenue Pierre-Mendès-France. Who says big name in rock says big tribute, the district town hall is pulling out all the stops for the singer of Life on Mars? (2000). Following the inauguration, an evening will take place in the village hall of the town hall from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. It will be hosted by the journalist, writer and musician Jérôme Soligny, friend and biographer of the artist. A concert will be given by pianist and producer Clifford Slapper, performer of Bowie Songs One, an album bringing together new interpretations of David Bowie's music.
The town hall of the 13th arrondissement also wishes to mark the occasion with an exhibition, at the Galerie Athéna, designed by two childhood friends of the singer of Starman (1972), the photographer Geoff MacCormack and the painter George Underwood, who created the cover. from the album Hunky Dory and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars (1972). For those who are more impatient, rue David-Bowie already appears on Google Map.