On the afternoon of Sunday March 25th, the worlds first statue commemorating the life of David Bowie was unveiled to a crowd of around 2000. The statue is situated under the Arches at the bottom of Market Square close the site of the legendary Friars Club where Bowie first introduced Ziggy Stardust to the world. The cover was pulled away by singer \/ songwriter Howard Jones to reveal the piece by sculptor Andrew Sinclair to rounds of applause from the crowd that had made the trip to the town, that for one day only had been renamed Aylesbowie! The bronze sculptor by Andrew Sinclair, is a life size piece named 'Earthly Messenger’ showing a selection of Bowies alter egos. Money was raised for the project through grants and a £100,000 crowdfunding campaign by music promoter David Stopps. Mr Stopps said ‘The reaction to the statue has been so positive. When you get something like this people either love it or hate it. If people say 'I hate it' or 'I absolutely love it' then you know it's real art. That's the definition of art.’ Speakers mounted above it will play a Bowie song every hour. Singer-songwriter Howard Jones revealed the piece and called it a 'result for Aylesbury’.