Feature David Bowie on the upcoming £20 bill! Join the campaign today!

 
 
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Started by Adelia Hope
Petitioning: Mark Carney – Governor, Bank of England
 

The world is still mourning the loss of talented singer and actor David Bowie. His passing in early January 2016 has saddened so many people around the globe.

David Bowie was a popular figure of music for decades and was regarded by critics and fellow musicians as a true innovator. His work in the field of reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft will impact future generations for decades to come.

During his lifetime, Bowie has succeeded in selling over 140 million copies of his albums worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. In the United Kingdom, Bowie was awarded no less than nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold ones and eight silver ones.

A poll conducted in 2002 regarding ‘100 Greatest Britons’ voted for by the public placed Bowie on the 29th place, which only comes to show how valued, respected and well-known he was among British people.

The Bank of England has recently announced it will replace Adam Smith on the upcoming £20 banknote and has asked the public to nominate a non-living visual artist. Given the fact that Bowie’s extraordinary innovation and art included music, acting, but also paintings, he does fulfill the criteria imposed by the Bank of England.

What way to pay a better tribute to this British legend than to feature him on the next £20 note?

His work will live on for generations and this will be the perfect opportunity to keep Bowie in our minds for a very long time.

I simply cannot think of another person that would be more suitable to feature on the new banknote.

Show your support today to transform this idea into reality! Sign below and share with everybody you know so we can pursue the Bank of England to feature David Bowie as Adam Smith’s replacement on the forthcoming £20 bill!

 
 
 
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this petition are those of the author (Adelia Hope) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the YouSign Organization or any of its affiliates.
 
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Published on March 23, 2016.
 

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