David Bowie and Delia Derbyshire among blue plaques for BBC Music Day

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The British Plaque Trust and The BBC announced today, June 14, 47 new blue plaques commemorating people or places that have influenced the musical landscape across the country.

A plaque commemorating David Bowie's links to Maidstone will be unveiled in the town tomorrow.

Other sites to receive a blue plaque include the Soho studio where David Bowie recorded Ziggy Stardust and Hunky Dory, the home of Delia Derbyshire, an electronic music pioneer who helped craft the Doctor Who theme tune, and the Fox And Hounds pub in Caversham, Berkshire, where John Lennon and Paul McCartney played their only gig as The Nerk Twins.

Radio London presenter, Robert Elms, said: "David Bowie is one of our most shining sons, and it is fitting that we should honour him here in Soho, the centre of our creative world".

Mike Read, chairman of the British Plaque Trust said: "A blue plaque is a recognised symbol of our national heritage, a visible milestone in our history which serves as a permanent reminder of who we are, where we've been and what we've achieved".

Bob Solly, one of the band's founding members, and Topper Headon, former drummer with The Clash, will unveil it to mark BBC Music Day. The British Plaque Trust commemorates notable people from all walks of life who have made an important contribution to the history of our nation.

He receives the commemoration after nominations were gatered from BBC Radio listeners. They have selected 47 plaques based on listeners' suggestions and the decision of a committee of music industry experts. He died last January.

In the United Kingdom, he was awarded nine platinum albums, 11 gold and eight silver, releasing eleven number-one albums, while in the U.S., he received five platinum and seven gold certifications.

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