David Bowie Plaque Unveiled in Berlin

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Bowie lived in the German capital from 1976 to 1978.

Berlin's Mayor Michael Mueller has inaugurated a memorial to a hero: a plaque commemorating David Bowie's time in the then-divided city in the late 1970s.

Mueller recalled Bowie's "special relationship" with Berlin as he unveiled the plaque Monday at the building where Bowie lived from 1976 to 1978.

The singer died in January at age 69, and the sidewalk outside the house on a busy street in the city's Schoeneberg district — home to a dental practice among other things — turned into a makeshift shrine in the subsequent weeks.

Bowie's albums Low and Heroes were made in West Berlin. The plaque quotes the refrain from the latter's title track, "We can be heroes, just for one day."

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