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David Bowie: Fans gather to remember music legend at tribute concert

By Ryan Hooper

Published 18/01/2016

Fans in costume queue to enter the David Bowie tribute concert last night at Union Chapel in Islington, London
Fans in costume queue to enter the David Bowie tribute concert last night at Union Chapel in Islington, London
Louise Gilmour from Glasgow outside the venue
Fans sing to honour their hero Bowie
A girl with her face painted watches the show
David Bowie

David Bowie's life was celebrated at a tribute concert last night, a week after the musical pioneer died following a private fight against cancer.

The sold-out show - Starman: A celebration of David Bowie - was an opportunity for people inspired, influenced and touched by his work to pay tribute to the visionary musician, known for hits including Changes, Let's Dance and Heroes.

The service opened with a mass karaoke sing-a-long of Starman. Among the 20 acts who paid tribute on stage to the Ashes to Ashes singer were Pink Floyd bassist Guy Pratt and The Feeling's Dan Gillespie.

Fans at the tribute concert in Islington wore Bowie-inspired costume as they filtered into the venue. Scotty Watson (27) from Islington said: "My girlfriend's dad had bought me Blackstar on the Sunday and so when Bowie died I listened to it again and it sort of took on a whole knew meaning.

"He meant a lot to many people. That's why we are here this evening."

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