David Bowie tribute

Published Monday, 11 January 2016

Following the sad news today about David Bowie, the council has issued the following reactive tribute.

Councillor Colin Smith, Deputy Leader and Executive Councillor said, “David Bowie was at the absolute cutting edge of the generation which contributed to the seismic sea change in music and fashion styles, which continues to inspire passion both locally and internationally to this day. 

Those of us in our 50s and 60s in particular I suspect but many, many, more as well, have long since been very proud of our adopted Beckenham (and Bromley!) boy’s roots and what he went on to achieve and like multitudes of others, now mourn his passing with great sadness. He may be gone, but his music and legend will live on. 

Our job locally now, in respect and recognition of the unique talent that once walked amongst us, is to redouble our own efforts, to ensure that when it is finally completed, the renovated Beckenham bandstand, which is so indelibly linked with David Bowie and where he famously performed all those years ago, becomes a fitting and enduring tribute to his memory.” 


For media enquiries, please contact Andrew Rogers, Communications Executive, on 020 8461 7670 or email andrew.rogers@bromley.gov.uk