David Bowie’s last album Blackstar earned him a posthumous prize at the 2017 South Bank Sky Arts Awards on Sunday (9th July).
The Heroes singer was up against the likes of The 1975 and Skepta for the Pop Music award for his 25th studio album, which he released two days before his death in January 2016, and he emerged victorious on Sunday at London’s Savoy Hotel.
His pal Iggy Pop accepted the prize on his behalf, and hailed Bowie for changing “the game in rock and roll and in popular music” in a video message recorded from his U.S. home.
He also described how they shared a place in London “at a beautiful old Victorian house that was looked after by a lady named Mrs Potter” and how the musician “didn’t want to miss” host Melvyn Bragg’s The South Bank Show during its original run from 1978 to 2010.
Iggy then shared how producer Tony Visconti would bring around a bunch of TV shows for them to watch to “interrupt the hilarity of the Monty Python stuff.”