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Blue plaque for David Bowie studio.

A BLUE plaque marking the studio where David Bowie recorded two of his most famous albums has been unveiled as part of BBC Music Day.

The late singer made records Hunky Dory and The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust at Trident Studios in St Anne's Court, Soho, where the commemorative sign has been placed.

Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg and Bowie's lifelong friend, painter and designer George Underwood, who also designed some of his album covers, unveiled the plaque.

Bragg said: "David Bowie was the greatest of the London boys that came out of the 60s. In 1971 he turned into something strange and curious - Ziggy Stardust. It's great to commemorate this spot with a blue plaque, so that everyone who loves these records can gaze up in wonder at Trident Studios."

Underwood said: "I remember going in and out of Trident Studios when David was recording, as he often liked company in the studio.

"Knowing David he would be pleased about the plaque, but he would also make a witty remark about it."

Bowie's career spanned more than five decades and he was one of the world's best-selling artists before his death in January 2016.

The Brighton venue where Abba won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest was among the other venues given plaques.

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jun 16, 2017
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