The British Music Experience opened at the O2 in London earlier this week.   The permanent museum features memorabilia from about 100 artists including David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse, and Pulp.  Seven different areas represent 60 years worth of British rock and chronicle the influence that British music has had on fashion and politics.  Bowie’s pierrot suit from Ashes to Ashes is displayed in the 1975-1985 section.  On display in the Bowie section are Ziggy’s famous Numbers Suit, the suit from David Live, and the Thin White Duke suit from the Station to Station Tour, a few rare posters, the original handwritten lyrics to Five Years and Fame, and a set-list from the Ziggy d days.  Total Blam Blam over at Bowienet has written a great piece on his experience at the museum during the preview event.  Check it out.

If anyone has been to the exhibit and wishes to send pictures, feel free.  We’ll give you credit and post them in the gallery.

One Response to “British Music Experience Open at O2”

  1. Latetotheshow Says:

    I’m seeing a lot of that Pierrot suit of late, as Bowie/Pierrot’s a continuing character in “Ashes To Ashes,” now showing on BBC America. Actor’s all wrong, of course, and I’m an accept-no-substitutes type. Except for mockery (see “Flight Of The Conchords,” above). A parody of “Ashes” would be fun to see.