The artists promise "a thank you to a man who changed our lives"

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David Bowie fans are raising money for a memorial statue marking his London birthplace.

The statue would be shaped liked the Aladdin Sane lightning bolt and situated in Brixton, south London – just streets away from Bowie’s Stansfield Road birthplace.

The crowdsourcing project is attempting to raise £990,000 for the nine-metre sculpture, with over £28,000 already raised. Donate here.

The artists behind the project are This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll – designers of the Brixton Pound paper currency that features David on the B£10 note.

This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll’s Charlie Waterhouse says “This is a wonderful opportunity for the international David Bowie community to come together to deliver a heartfelt thank you. A thank you to a man who changed our lives – and changed the world. A thank you not from government, nor from industry, but from us. The people. The fans. Us ordinary weirdos who were never quite the same again after meeting the Thin White Duke.”

You can watch a video outlining the project below.

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