David Bowie: Petition launched to change Glasgow street name to Thin White Duke Street in honour of late star

By Record Reporter

BOWIE died at 69 after a battle with cancer, and one Glaswegian wants the city to permanently honour the star who played there a number of times. 

 A PETITION has been launched for a street to be renamed so Glasgow City Council can commemorate pop icon David Bowie permanently.

Duke Street in Dennistoun would be renamed Thin White Duke Street under the plans, which have already gained hundreds of supporters online.

David Blair, who created the petition, wrote : "David Bowie's passing has seen an outpouring of grief not seen in a long time in the music world.


Back at the Barrowlands – 1997


The Starman is, quite simply, one of the greatest artists of all time. As a City of Culture, music capital of the world and in recognition of the fact he played the legendary east-end Barrowland Ballroom (not far from Duke Street) on Tuesday 22nd July 1997.

The Yellow Movement would like to see his memory immortalised by changing the street name of Duke Street to Thin White Duke Street."

Signatory Therese Bradly wrote: "Glasgow had a profound love for Bowie and he for Glasgow."


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