Person Born 8/1/1947
Musician and actor. Born David Robert Jones in Brixton. He changed his name to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees. His early work included the 1967 single 'The Laughing Gnome' (which he'd probably rather forget). He had a major hit in 1969 with 'Space Oddity' and went on to greater success with the albums 'Hunky Dory', 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars' and 'Diamond Dogs'. As an actor his films include: 'The Elephant Man' on Broadway and on film in 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' and 'Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence'.
2013: Mark Buttimer informed us of a plaque to Bowie on Zizzi’s restaurant at 157, Beckenham High Street. Bowie lived in Beckenham for 5 years and in 1969 ran the Beckenham Arts Lab from this building which was the Three Tuns pub. First erected in 2001 the plaque was taken down two years later but re-erected in 2010. Report in the Bromley Times.