A group of diehard David Bowie fans want to bring some ch-ch-ch-changes to London, and they need your help.
To preserve the late glam rocker's memory, they want to build a three-story monument in the city's Brixton district, where Bowie was born and raised until age six. The monument will be shaped like the lightning bolt that Bowie (as his alter-ego Ziggy Stardust) had painted on his face for the Aladdin Sane album (1973).
But to build the statue - nicknamed the 'Ziggy Zag' - they need to raise £990,000 (approximately $1.2-million). So they're calling on Bowie fans around the world to chip in so that the legacy of Bowie - who died of cancer Jan. 10, 2016 - lives on for many generations.
The crowdfunding campaign is run by a British group called This Ain't Rock'n'Roll (a nod to Bowie's Diamond Dogs). And they're offering plenty of incentives to help out. Donors will get special gifts from the campaign, which include t-shirts, posters, buttons, pendents and other Ziggy swag that will be divvied out based on how much supporters contribute to the campaign.
And big-time donors have a chance to take home limited edition, 3D-printed replicas of the Ziggy Zag.
Here's a mockup of what the finished statue should look like.
If successful, the monument will be built next to the Bowie mural painted by Australian artist Jimmy C, which is right by the Brixton tube station. So visitors arriving in the district will see the Bowie tribute when they arrive. Hopefully they'll be able to blare some 'Aladdin Sane' tunes near the site too.
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