David Bowie Memorial Plaque Destroyed
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:17:55
However, German newspaper BZ reports that the plaque was destroyed by unknown vandals. The newspaper continues to note that police are investigating the crime, but that the company who made the plaque anticipated ‘damage or theft' and produced multiple copies, so a replacement of the damaged memorial will not take long.
Installed at Hauptstraße 155 in the Schöneberg district of Berlin, the porcelain plaque reads translated roughly from German, "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 message ends with a quote from the chorus of "Heroes", "We can be heroes, just for one day."
The plaque is one of a number of Bowie memorials and shrines that have sprung up since the artist's death. In March Lambeth Council said that it would protect the David Bowie mural in Brixton that had become a shrine in the days following his death.
Last week it was announced that three previously unheard recordings from David Bowie would be released on a bonus disc of the "Lazarus" Original Cast Recordings. Three tracks, "No Plan," "Killing a Little Time," and "When I Met You," were recorded by Bowie with the band (led by saxophonist Donny McCaslin) he used for Blackstar, the album he co-produced Tony Visconti and released just days before his death.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff