Tribute and film night for Bowie

By Hayley Gastmeier hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz -
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Music icon David Bowie, pictured last year in promotional images for his final album, Black Star. PHOTO/SONY MUSIC
Music icon David Bowie, pictured last year in promotional images for his final album, Black Star. PHOTO/SONY MUSIC

DAVID BOWIE records will be spinning in Martinborough on Sunday night.

A tribute to the late rock star will be held at Micro Wine Bar in the town from 6pm.

Organiser Trish Higginson, creative director of Martinborough Village, said she had been at the Ohio St bar when she found out of Bowie's death on Monday.

Together with the bar owner, Mrs Higginson arranged for a tribute to Bowie, where "everyone can listen to his music and share memories".

"It's a way to pay our respects to one of the most influential artists we have had in this world."

The evening would "be a nice way to remember him with his music" and people were welcome to bring along any Bowie LPs.

Bowie had been one of few artists who had multi-generational influence, Mrs Higginson said.

"I love how he's changed over the years, you never know what he's going to do next -- a very clever man.

"World-wide his death has resonated with so many people."

Mrs Higginson said, growing up with his music, Bowie had made an impression on her life.

"He was so changeable and I can remember his music in different phases of my life.

"I was 7 when Space Oddity came out. I remember hearing it because my brother was really into music and I asked my sister what the lyrics meant.

"Then as a teenager I was listening to his music in our basement."

Labyrinth, the 1986 film in which Bowie plays the Goblin King, will screen on March 4 at the Wairarapa drive-in cinema, Solway Showgrounds, in Masterton.

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