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Musical students and staff from Southampton Solent University celebrated the life of David Bowie in song on Wednesday 18 May 2016.

Programme group leader of music Paul Rutter, who performed on the night and helped organise the event, said:

“This concert was the first of its kind for us and the music lecturers were awestruck by the professionalism of the student musicians, our guests, and crew manning the event.”

Bowie fan and popular music journalism course leader Prof Martin James also performed alongside his students.

“It was both an emotional and inspiring experience performing a Bowie song with students. Emotional, because the song we played was Lazarus, which as well as being one of his last, deals directly with death.

“Inspirational, because the extremely talented students played the song with a creative maturity that belied their youthful years. I was literally brought to tears on both counts.”

Continued in Daily Echo: Uni lecturers and students pay tribute to David Bowie