David Bowie gets special London store for his 75th birthday celebrations

13 October 2021, 13:00 | Updated: 16 January 2024, 11:52

David Bowie - Bowie 75
David Bowie - Bowie 75. Picture: The David Bowie Archive

By Mayer Nissim

The rock superstar would have been 75 years old on January 8, 2022.

A new David Bowie store and experience has been announced for London.

The "experiential pop-up shop" will open on 14 Heddon Street, just off Regent Street where the front cover of his 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was shot.

A second shop will also open simultaneously on 150 Wooster Street in New York City, near where Bowie lived when he recorded his final album Blackstar.

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The shops will be open from October 25, 2021, 75 days before the anniversary, till late January 2022.

As well as being able to buy limited-edition Bowie LPs and CD, collectables and clothes, fans will also be able to enjoy immersively and HD video screening rooms with 360 Reality Audio, fine art photography and rare and unseen video footage.

Visitors can also insert themselves into Bowie set pieces and classic costumes, and "intimate special guest events" have also been promised.

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The pop-ups are part of the David Bowie Estate's Bowie 75 plans, a year-long celebration to mark what would have been the singer's 75th birthday.

Bowie died on January 10, 2016 of liver cancer, just two days after his 69th birthday.

It was recently announced that Bowie's "lost" 2001 album Toy would finally get an official release.

Toy will be available first part of the Brilliant Adventure (1992–2001) box set on November 26, 2021, before being released separately on January 7, 2022.