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NEWPORT, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: David Bowie performs on stage on the third and final day of "The Nokia Isle of Wight Festival 2004" at Seaclose Park, on June 13, 2004 in Newport, UK. The third annual rock festival takes place during the Isle of Wight Festival which runs from June 4-19.

Since David Bowie‘s passing, there have been a number of statues and other tributes established in his honor, but one fan is taking things a step further.

Per the BBCDavid Stopps is petitioning to have the English town of Aylesbury changed to “Aylesbowie”.  The small town is notable in Bowie history: It’s Market Square is name-checked in the song “Five Years” (from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album) and Bowie debuted the Ziggy Stardust persona in a now-shuttered music venue in the town.

On top of that, Stopps successfully lobbied to have a statue of Bowie erected in Market Square. The statue will be unveiled on March 25.

While we doubt the town will actually change its name, you can’t blame Stopps for trying.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger who once did a presentation in a college public speaking course about why The Rolling Stones were better than The Beatles.  (She received an A.)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.