Statue of David Bowie – level 3

04-04-2018 07:00

Two years after David Bowie’s passing, people unveiled a statue of him and his alter egos in Aylesbury, the town where he debuted his alter ego Ziggy Stardust.

This is all thanks to David Stopps, an artist manager and Bowie fan, who campaigned to raise £100,000 over two years. He recollected the gathering of around 2,000 people a few days after Bowie died and how they had thought to put up a monument for the town and David Bowie.

There is also a petition in motion to change the town’s name from Aylesbury to ‘Aylesbowie’. Naturally, the fan behind the sculpture thinks that it is a great idea, adding that Aylesbury has in fact had 57 different names over the centuries, so a new one would just be the 58th.

Difficult words: passing (death), unveil (show a piece of art for the first time), alter ego (a person’s secondary or alternative personality), debut (perform in public for the first time), Ziggy Stardust (an alien character that David Bowie created), gathering (a meeting), petition (a formal request to change something).

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