David Bowie Birthday Tour
David Bowie would have celebrated his 70th birthday on 8th January 2017.
Join me in London's Soho and discover how this place shaped his career.
Bowie was only 14 when he was first introduced to Soho and its artistic and possibly also seedy places by his older half - brother Terry.
In the 1960s Soho was a creative hub. It was a place where you could get inspired, meet other musicians, agents and journalists, buy your instruments, play gigs, record your music and obviously let your hair loose. Soho was an exciting place of endless opportunities. It witnessed Bowie's initial struggle as David Jones and David Bowie and his final success as Ziggy Stardust.
From Denmark Street to Heddon Street we will be celebrating Bowie's Soho on his birthday.
This tour was originally commissioned by Museum of Soho for Record Store Day and a pop up exhibition Bowie's Soho held in April 2016. The tours were enthusiastically received.
I have recently had a pleasure to deliver this tour for the Editor of The London Visitors. You'll find the article on page 48 in December/January edition.