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Let's Dance: David Bowie's 70th birthday set to be marked by events across west London

Almost one year after the British musical legend passed away, events are being held in the capital in tribute to David Bowie

David Bowie performs at The Nokia Isle of Wight Festival 2004 (Jo Hale/Getty Images)(Image: Jo Hale/Getty Images)

The world mourned this year following the death of music, art and fashion genius David Bowie on January 10 this year, two days after his 69th birthday.

The singer, who was dubbed the Picasso of pop, was born in Brixton and was known for a stream of hits including 'Starman', 'Space Oddity' and 'Let's Dance' alongside award winning albums.

The star not only appeared on stage as himself, but he also created an alter ego for himself, the world-renowned Ziggy Stardust.

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David Bowie performs his final concert as Ziggy Stardust at the Hammersmith Odeon, London(Image: Express/Getty Images)

He performed in front of millions of fans all over the world, but perhaps one of his most iconic performances was right here in west London, where he retired his much loved alter ego.

The performance, in 1973 has taken its place in history as The Retirement Gig, as Ziggy played for the crowds one final time in the then Hammersmith Odeon, now the Apollo.

Almost one year on from his death, January 8 would have been Bowie's 70th birthday and in tribute, events are taking place across west London.

3rd July 1973, Bowie on stage at the Hammersmith Odeon in London at the last of the Ziggy Stardust concerts. (Photo by Steve Wood/Express/Getty Images)

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Bowie Birthday Bash

On Saturday January 7 a concert will be held in St Saviour's Church Hall in Pimlico .

Tribute band, Bowie Oddity, will be entertaining the audience with some of the rock legend's greats with hits from 'Space Oddity' right through to his most recent album, 'Blackstar'.

Pimlico serves as a fitting venue as Bowie frequently visited area in the mid-sixties when performing with his band The Lower Third.

Tickets cost £10 for adults, £5 for under 16s and seniors, click here to book your tickets.

Adoring fans reaching out to touch the hand of the David Bowie, during the concert at the Hammersmith Odeon where he announced that he was retiring his alter-ego 'Ziggy Stardust' (Pic: Steve Wood/Express/Getty Images)

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Life long fans and even those new to Bowie are invited to join Will Williams for a playing of some of Bowie's much loved hits.

The event will be the launch of a series of music events which takes fans through a guided meditation followed by the playing of an album which was originally recorded in the venue itself.

The first disco will be a tribute to David Bowie, taking place on Sunday December 8 from 9.30am until 12pm at Olympic Studios in Barnes .

Tribute events are being organised to mark Bowie's 70th birthday(Image: Terry O'Neill)

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Those attending will be able to enjoy music from two albums 'Diamond Dogs' and 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars'.

Aside from David Bowie, music legends like The Rolling Stones, The Eagles and Led Zeppelin have all used the studios to record songs.

To get your hands on a ticket, you will need to enter into a ballot, visit to apply.

If successful, tickets will be free of charge.

David Bowie performs at The Nokia Isle of Wight Festival 2004 (Jo Hale/Getty Images)(Image: Jo Hale/Getty Images)

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