David Bowie's friends, fans and former bandmates gathered on Sunday night (Jan. 8) to celebrate what would have been the rock icon's 70th birthday. Among those participating were La Roux, Keane's Tom Chaplin, Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon and members of Spandau Ballet. The three-hour charity show at the Brixton Academy in London came on the first anniversary of Bowie's death and was hosted by Bowie's friend, actor Gary Oldman.
Also taking the stage, according to an NME report, were Def Leppard singer Joe Elliot, Mr. Hudson, the London Community Gospel Choir and an all-star roster of former Bowie collaborators, including guitarist Earl Slick, pianist Mike Garson and bassist Gail Ann Dorsey. Highlights included Oldman singing "Dead Man Walking" and "The Man Who Sold the World," as well as La Roux taking on "Golden Years," Chaplin's "Life on Mars," Elliot singing "All the Young Dudes" and Le Bon's take on "Let's Dance."