Celebrations of Bowie’s life and career continue.
The late David Bowie was at the centre of a special live performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London last night, with André de Ridder leading a cast of singers and Bowie collaborators for a two-hour twist on Bowie’s work.
The show featured renditions of ‘Warszawa’ by s t a r g a z e, ‘Life On Mars’ by Anna Meredith and Marc Almond, and Anna Calvi, Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff taking on ‘Heroes’ and ‘Blackstar’.
Alongside the Prom performance the BBC aired a couple of special shows dedicated to Bowie.
First was Iggy Pop selecting two hours of his favourite Bowie songs. In between songs, The Stooges’ vocalist reminisced about his relationship with Bowie. Listen back to the show here.
The second was a re-broadcast of The People’s Songs dedicated to ‘Starman’, which takes a look at the 1972 performance of the song on Top of The Pops and how it helped usher in a new era of glamour and androgyny in British pop.