Bells ring out Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars’ at 17th-century Amsterdam church

8 January 2020, 15:13 | Updated: 9 January 2020, 10:14

Bells ring out 'Life on Mars' at Amsterdam church
Bells ring out 'Life on Mars' at Amsterdam church. Picture: Getty/Twitter

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

A 17th-century church plays out David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars’, on what would have been the music icon’s 73rd birthday.

The legacy of David Bowie lives on, as today the world celebrates what would have been the music legend’s 73rd birthday.

And the wonderful people behind this 17th-century church in Amsterdam decided to pay tribute to Bowie’s legacy, in their own unique way.

Passers-by stop and listen as the church steeple plays out a beautiful, rather sorrowful rendition of ‘Life on Mars’.

Posted by Peter Gibbs on Twitter, the video has over 4,000 likes and 100,000 views.

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A wonderful, musical tribute to a much-missed legend.