Former Beckenham schoolboy David Bowie releases first album in 10 years The Next Day
PUBLISHED: 11:16 11 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 12 March 2013
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David Bowie's first album in 10 years entered the UK download charts at number one after it was released on Monday to a fanfare of five star reviews.
The Next Day topped 10 European charts over the weekend, including Germany, Ireland and Portugal, and was scheduled for US release on Tuesday.
The former Burnt Ash Junior schoolboy has received five star reviews for his latest release from music magazines including Q, as well as The Independent and Daily Telegraph.
His first single from the album Where Are We Now? peaked at number six in the UK chart, followed by The Stars (Are Out Tonight) which was released late last month.
Bowie moved to Bromley in 1953 where he also attended Bromley Technical College, today known as Ravens Wood School, in Oakley Road.
After leaving home he moved to a flat in Foxgrove Road, Beckenham, and later to Haddon Hall, in Southend Road, where he created Ziggy Stardust and released albums Space Oddity, Man Who Sold The World and Hunky Dory.
The house he shared with ex-wife Angie became a destination for Bowie fans, including a young Boy George.