Gary Oldman Honors Late Friend David Bowie at Charity Concert
Jan 09, 2017
Gary Oldman led a tribute to the late great David Bowie yesterday on what would have been the singer’s 70th birthday.
Oldman, whose career spans 30 years and includes a turn as Harry Potter’s Sirius Black, joined musicians and friends at the benefit concert “Celebrating David Bowie.”
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The actor sang the first song of the night, “Dead Man Walking,” in front of a sell-out crowd of thousands. He was later joined on-stage by Bowie’s former band members. Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran), Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), and La Roux also performed over the course of the show.
The set, featuring a long list of Bowie classics, ran almost three hours. According to ITV, some of the other hits covered were:
“Ashes To Ashes, Changes, All The Young Dudes, Life On Mars, Fame, Rebel Rebel, Five Years, The Man Who Sold The World, Let’s Dance, Ziggy Stardust, Suffragette City, Starman and Space Oddity.”
Funds raised at the south London concert go to the Children and the Arts charity. Kudos to Gary Oldman for honoring his close friend and aiding an excellent cause! To read the ITV news report of the event, click here.