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Feature David Bowie on forthcoming £20 banknote

We can think of no better way to honour David Bowie, who died on 10th January 2016, than by depicting him on the forthcoming £20 note.

His music has sound-tracked important events in the lives of many of us. His visual art and sense of character brought a new combination of music, performance and imagery into mainstream culture. A 2002 poll of '100 Greatest Britons' voted for by the public listed Bowie as number 29 which demonstrates the how celebrated and familiar he is to British people. There is no better person to be on the next £20 note.

The Bank of England is due to announce a successor to Adam Smith, who is currently featured on the reverse of the UK £20, and the public were asked to nominate a non-living visual artist. Bowie's innovation and art included painting as well as his better know music and acting careers. As a non-living visual artist he now meets the Bank of Englands Criteria for the next person to feature on the £20 note.

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