David Bowie celebrates his 75th birthday

by Best Classic Bands Staff

David Bowie – New York September 2015 (Photo: Jimmy King © The David Bowie Archive; used with permission)

David Bowie‘s 75th birthday is celebrated with pop-up stores in New York and London. The Bowie Estate has announced a year-long celebration to mark the icon’s big birthday, starting with the experiential shops – one at the site of Ziggy Stardust’s first confirmed sighting, and one in the adopted hometown where the Bowie’s latest album ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”) has been created.

For a limited window until the end of January 2022, the Bowie 75 locations will be operational at 150 Wooster Street – a short walk from New York’s longstanding downtown Bowie neighborhood – and 14 Heddon Street – the London location where coverage of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Mars was shot.

Bowie was born on January 8, 1947.

David Bowie – Heddon St, London, January 1972 (Photo: Brian Ward © The David Bowie Archive)

The pop-ups will offer visitors a unique and immersive deep dive into the sound and vision of David Bowie, with features such as:

Immersive HD audio and video projection rooms in partnership with 360 Reality Audio, an immersive music experience using Sony’s spatial sound technologies. With music in 360 Reality Audio, fans will be able to hear and see Bowie content available for the first time in immersive audio, exclusively at Bowie 75 locations;

Hours of video content, including never-before-seen behind-the-scenes material, rare footage from the Heathen and Reality eras, and more;

Limited editions of exclusive Bowie apparel and collectibles, plus limited-edition LPs and CDs from the Warner/Parlophone and Sony catalogs;

Exclusive fine art photography, including gallery installations documenting Bowie’s many iconic eras and personalities;

Intimate special guest events to be announced.

Fans can place themselves in iconic costumes and sets to create shareable moments on social media.

Bowie died at age 69 on January 10, 2016.

Related: Rewinding our album of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Mars

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