Published: 15:00, 15 June 2017
Music icon David Bowie has been immortalised in Maidstone thanks to a blue plaque commemorating his history and association with the town.
Nick "Topper" Headon, former drummer with the Clash, and Bowie's ex-bandmate Bob Solly were on hand to unveil the plaque in the Royal Star Arcade.
Dozens of music fans filled the floor to mark the special occasion at a place Bowie played a number of times between 1964 and 1965.
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Bowie performed several times as part of Maidstone band The Manish Boys at The Royal Star Arcade, formerly the Royal Star Hotel Ballroom, in the High Street, in the mid 60s.
The commemoration was arranged by Radio Kent as part of 47 unveiled across the country to mark BBC Music Day, based on listener nominations.
Nick "Topper" Headon, after unveiling the plaque, said: "I was given a list about three months ago to choose a suitable recipient, whether it be a place or person connected to Kent.
"There were various gigs such as the Chislehurst Caves, the start of the Canterbury music scene.
"There was Noel Redding from Fat Mattress and Jimi Hendrix Experience and he was born in Folkestone, but as soon as David Bowie was mentioned he stood out a mile."
Bob Solly, founder of the Mannish Boys, added: "It’s fabulous seeing the plaque here. It has the mannish boys recognised on the plaque itself and with his name quite rightly.
"To see a specific band name on there is quite something. It makes 55 years of waiting quite something."
Video: David Bowie's plaque unveiling