David Bowie's French fans welcome Paris street plan

The lyrics of Jacques Brel and the theatrics of Marcel Marceau were important influences of The Man

French influences - with the words of Jacques Brel and the theatrics of Marcel Marceau - run deep in the life and lyrics of The Man Who Fell to Earth

David Bowie’s French fans have welcomed news that he will have a street in Paris named after him.

Founder of fan site Bowie France, which has more than 4,500 followers, Isabelle Durand said: “We were surprised to hear about the street name. The mayor must be a fan.

“But it is a fine tribute – and Bowie loved France. Sometimes he would come incognito on holiday. Some of his first concerts were in Paris.

“In 1965 he played at the Golf Drouot club. He recorded Pin Ups and Low at Château d’Hérouville, near Paris.

“He was with Iggy Pop who fell in love with ...

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