David Bowie estate plans posthumous album for 75th birthday

Rock icon David Bowie’s estate is planning a “comeback” for the late singer to mark what would have been his 75th birthday next year.

Executors for the music legend are currently ironing out the details of “Bowie 75,” which will feature a series of projects including archive releases and merchandise to coincide with the milestone in January.

Paperwork filed by the estate’s business, the Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company, reveals that alongside musical and video releases, the family — including his widow Iman and children Alexandria and Duncan — are exploring the prospect of merchandise and memorabilia.

There are plans for collectors’ books and artwork, plus other products including clothing, footwear, ceramics and glassware.

A logo submitted for trademark and copyright approval sees the name “Bowie 75” in a variation of the star’s famous lightning-bolt emblem.

David Bowie is shown with Iman in 2005.
David Bowie is shown with Iman in 2005.
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A source said: “David’s 75th birthday would have been a big deal, and the estate want to mark it.

“There is still a huge appetite for more material, recordings and all things Bowie. It’s a perfect time to release some.

“Obviously they want to be careful to keep to stuff they feel David would have approved of.”

Earlier this year the star’s family agreed a new deal for record giant Warner Music to assume control of a big section of Bowie’s back catalog — which will also include a new box set of unreleased material.

Glam rocker David Bowie performs in London during his 1973 "Ziggy Stardust" tour.
Glam rocker David Bowie performs in London during his 1973 “Ziggy Stardust” tour.
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It includes a previously unreleased album, titled Toy, that was recorded in 2001 but until now never officially made available to fans.

Bowie died in January 2016, two days after his 69th birthday.

He had been battling liver cancer for 18 months.

But he kept his condition a secret while continuing to work on his final record, “Blackstar,” and a Broadway musical, “Lazarus.”

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