David Bowie's hometown could get giant lightning bolt made

music news 23/02/2017

David Bowie's hometown could greet millions of visitors each year with a 30-foot lightning bolt paying tribute to his life and legacy.

A crowdfunding campaign was launched recently to raise the funds for the memorial.

The BBC reported that the Brixton memorial, nicknamed the “ZiggyZag” would stand opposite the town’s public transit station on Tunstall Road.

The project comes from This Ain’t Rock ‘n’ Roll. The group was previously responsible for the “Brixton Pound,” which was Bowie-emblasoned currency developed to support local businesses.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the international David Bowie community to come together to deliver a heartfelt thank you,” This Ain’t Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Charlie Whitehouse said. “A thank you to a man who changed our lives – and changed the world. A thank you not from government, nor from industry, but from us. The people. The fans. Us ordinary weirdos who were never quite the same again after meeting the Thin White Duke.”

The campaign has already got off to a good start, but they've estimated it will cost around $1.2 million over the course of a month.