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Plans to honor David Bowie with three-story-tall lightning bolt

LONDON - Artists and activists want to create a permanent memorial to David Bowie in the London neighborhood where he was born.

Plans were unveiled Tuesday for a three-story-tall lightning bolt sculpture , inspired by the cover of Bowie’s album “Aladdin Sane.” The proposal is to install it across from the Brixton Underground station, beside a mural of Bowie as Aladdin Sane.

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Charlie Waterhouse, one of the artists behind the idea, says it’s meant to be “startling, stupid and utterly joyous in equal measure.”

Activists are launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise 1 million pounds ($1.25 million) to build the artwork. The project has local government support.

Bowie was born David Jones on Jan. 8, 1947, in Brixton.  He died on Jan. 10, 2016 at age 69.