David Bowie fans seek ch-ch-ch-change for a twenty with campaign to put his face on a bank note

12,000 people have so far signed an online petition to get the Thin White Duke on the £20 note

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David Bowie had an impact well beyond the world of music. He pioneered art, fashion and pretty much the cultural identity of the late 20th century.

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And he could one day be making a mark on your wallet too, after a petition was launched to put the late musician’s face on the £20 note.

The Bank of England is currently considering who will replace philosopher Adam Smith on the note and a petition set up in the wake of Bowie’s death has already attracted 12,000 supporters.

The change.org campaign says: “His music has sound-tracked important events in the lives of many of us. His visual art and sense of character brought a new combination of music, performance and imagery into mainstream culture… there is no better person to be on the next £20 note.”

If those stirring words have convinced you, you can sign the petition here.

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Anyone got ch-ch-ch-change for a twenty?