A memorial track to late music legend David Bowie has been destroyed by vandals in Berlin. The city put up the plaque last month to honor Bowie, and hung it on the building that he and fellow superstar Iggy Pop had lived in during the 1970s.
Exclaim reported that BZ magazine broke the news that it was then destroyed by unidentified persons in an act of senseless vandalism. Police are reportedly in the process of investigating the crime, but the company behind the plaque made copies of it in the event of vandalism.
Consequence Of Sound reports that the plaque read, “In this house lived from 1976 to 1978 David Bowie 8.1.1947 - 10.1.2016. In this time arose the albums Low, Heroes, and Lodger. They go by the Berlin Trilogy in the history of music.” The inscription finishes with a “Heroes” lyric, “We can be heroes, just for one day.”
While the plaque may be temporarily gone, Bowie’s final recordings will be released as part of the Lazarus Cast Album, which is slated to unleashed on October 21. The three songs that will be featured were reportedly recording during Blackstar, and will now be included in the Lazarus musical soundtrack.
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The songs “No Plan,” “Killing A Little Time” and “When I Met You,” were recorded by the Blackstar band and were created by Bowie and his longtime producer Tony Visconti. While they have been performed during the musical, they were never officially released.
The Lazarus musical stars Michael C. Hall with direction by Ivo van Hove. It is slated to run from October 25, 2016 to January 21, 2017 at Kings Cross Theater in London. The LP will be released via ISO/Columbia/RCA.