Timeless musical icon, style icon and strong figure on the field in the battle against gender and sex stereotypes, David Bowie would have turn 75th this year. It is not difficult to think about the huge legacy he left to his public today. And therefor it is not a surprise how people want to honour his role and persona.
To celebrate his birthday, Madame Tussaud Museum of London immortalised the singer one more time. Moreover, Another Two previously unreleased cuts of Shadow Man have been released. This aimed to also remember the artist six years after his death of liver cancer on January 10 2016.
David Bowie’s likeness at Madame Tussaud
Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor David Robert Jones, aka David Bowie, would have turned 75 on January eight this year. In honour of one of the most iconic rock music stars of the 70s and 80s, the Madame Tussaud Museum of London immortalised the singer once again.
On the official site of the museum, these words recently appeared.
“On what would have been his 75th birthday, today we released never-before-seen images from David Bowie’s 1983 sitting with our artists and announced the creation of a new figure of the late, great, icon of sound and vision. This will be the second David Bowie figure to feature at our famous Baker Street attraction.”
As the museum affirms, the creation of Bowie’s likeness began already in 1983. The artist was, in fact, highly involved in the creation of the statue. He provided “hundreds of precise measurements, hair and skin colour references to ensure complete accuracy – even down to the anisocoria that gave Bowie his signature gaze”.
General Manager Tim Waters on the new statue
Madame Tussauds’ London General Manager Tim Waters commented on Bowie’s new likeness with these words as well. “David Bowie is one of music’s greats. On what would have been his 75th birthday the most fitting tribute for Madame Tussauds London to give to our old friend is the creation of a new figure.”
“His music inspired the masses and, for so many, changed the way they viewed themselves, and we hope remembering him here will ensure that it continues to do so for centuries to come,” Waters added. “We felt privileged to work with him back in the ’80s and are just as honoured to work with his estate now to continue the legacy of this truly outstanding music career.”
Bowie’s new likeness will appear in the museum in March 2022. It will join the new music zone of the museum.
Unreleased cuts of Shadow Man
Another two previously unreleased cuts of David Bowie‘s Shadow Man have been released. In fact, for his lost 2001 LP “Toy,” the artist revisited and combined new track, comprehending Shadow Man. Moreover, in the revisitation, new tracks and lesser-known tunes from 1964 and 1971 appeared as well.