Mapped: 18 South London locations linked to the life and career of David Bowie
David Bowie is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
If he was still alive, he would have turned 74 on January 8, but this year instead marks the fifth anniversary of his death from cancer.
His legacy includes 29 albums, almost as many films and numerous accolades.
He was also born and raised in South East London.
We’ve spotted some of the places around the region with significant connections to the superstar.
If you want to pay tribute to her by visiting these destinations in the future or putting them on your wishlist, here are some of the meaningful places you should look for when you are there.
40 Stansfield Road, Brixton – Bowie was born David Jones on January 8.
Stockwell Infant School – Started school with Stockwell Infants in 1951.
106 Canon Road, Bromley – Bowie’s family moved to Canon Road in 1953.
Clarence Road, Bromley – In 1954, his family moved to Clarence Road.
Raglan Infant School, Clarence Road – David studied here from January 1953 to 1955.
4 Plaistow Grove, Bromley – The family moved to Plaistow Grove in June 1955.
Burnt Ash Elementary School, Rangefield Road – While at Burnt Ash Junior School from 1955 to 1958, David was in the school choir and played the recorder.
Bromley Technical High School, Oakley Road, Keston – Now known as Ravens Wood School, a young David studied here from 1958 to 1963 and particularly enjoyed the art classes (and achieved his only O-level in the subject) under the guidance of Professor Owen Frampton, the father of rock musician Peter Frampton.
Art school, Croydon – Bowie briefly studied at the School of Art in Croydon (now part of Croydon College) after leaving school.
24 Foxgrove Road, Beckenham – Now known as David Bowie, he moved to Beckenham from Kensington in March 1969 and stayed with Mary Finnigan.
The Three Tuns Pub (now Zizzi), Beckenham High Street – Bowie and Finnigan started a folk club, which later became the Beckenham Arts Lab at the Three Tuns in May 1969.
Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Beckenham – Bowie and the Arts Lab hosted the first free festival as a fundraiser at Croydon Road Recreation Ground on August 16th.
January 10, 2016 – David Bowie passed away peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle … https://t.co/ENRSiT43Zy
– Official David Bowie (@DavidBowieReal) January 11, 2016
Haddon Hall, 42 Southend Road, Beckenham – Bowie lived on the ground floor of the now demolished building between October 1969 and May 1972 when he moved to Maida Vale. He painted the ceilings silver.
Bromley Registry Office, Beckenham Lane – Bowie married Angie on March 19, 1970. They divorced in 1980.
Underhill Studios, Blackheath Hill, Greenwich – Bowie started working on the album that would become The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in 1971 at Underhill Studios, Greenwich, now Gee-Pharm.
Avery Hill College, Eltham – Bowie’s legendary Ziggy Stardust tour performed at Avery Hill College on February 25, 1972
The Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon – The Ziggy Stardust tour arrived at Croydon’s Greyhound on June 25, 1972
Fairfield Halls, Croydon – After touring the United States and Europe, the Ziggy Stardust Tour gave two shows at Fairfield Halls on June 24, 1973.