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Today Has Been Declared “David Bowie Day” in New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio Has Declared it So

Jan 20, 2016 David Bowie Photography by Jimmy King Bookmark and Share

David Bowie has gotten a lot of tributes since his passing a week-and-a-half ago, but Bill de Blasio, the Mayor of New York City, has declared that today is David Bowie Day in New York City. The news was announced via a post on Bowie’s official Facebook page. The post goes on to explain: “The proclamation will be read tonight at the curtain call of the final performance of the sold-out run of Lazarus, the New York Theater Workshop production conceived and co-created by Bowie.” Acting Commissioner Luis Castro of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will present the proclamation.

As we previously reported, Bowie’s final album, Blackstar (styled as ★), has become the iconic singer’s first album to hit #1 on the Billboard American album charts. The album has also hit #1 in more than 20 countries, including the U.K., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Americans (#9, 1975), David Live (#8, 1974), and Diamond Dogs (#5, 1974).

As we previously reported, Bowie passed away on January 10 after an 18-month battle with cancer. His death came as something of a shock, as his cancer diagnosis was not made public. Below is the video for “Blackstar.”


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