A petition has been launched to rename one of Glasgow's most famous streets as a tribute to the late musician David Bowie who died this week at 69. 

David Blair, who is behind the petiton, wants to change the name of Duke Street in Glasgow's Dennistoun to Thin White Duke Street. 

He believes it is a way of immortalising the musician in the city.

The world was in shock after Bowie died on Monday after losing an 18 month battle with cancer.

The petition, an idea by Marie McArdle, wants Glasgow City Council to recognise Bowie's connection with the city.

The petition, which has hundreds of signatures, states: "David Bowie's passing has seen an outpouring of grief not seen in a long time in the music world. The Starman is, quite simply, one of the greatest artists of all time.

"As a City of Culture, music capital of the world and in recognition of the fact he played the legendary East End Barrowland Ballroom (not far from Duke Street) on Tuesday, July 22, 1997, The Yellow Movement would like to see his memory immortalised by changing the street name of Duke Street to Thin White Duke Street.

"The Yellow Movement is a creative movement with a DIY ethos aiming to affect positive change, bring people together and make them happy.

"This will make people happy."

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The Thin White Duke was Bowie's 1976 persona and character for his album Station to Station.

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Bowie's is also connected to Glasgow' East End through singer Lulu who grew up in Dennistoun. 

Lulu dated Bowie when she was 26, and paid tribute to the legend after his passing by saying, ""At the news of David Bowie's death I feel a Deep and profound sadness.

"I send my heart felt condolences to Iman and his children for their loss."

The songstress also covered his track Man Who Sold The World in 1974.

She previously said in interviews: “We were so connected because of the music – it was the personal stuff that was… odd.

"Some of the conversations we had were insane.

"My mum thought Bowie was the weirdest thing she’d ever seen, and to a mother of course he was."

The pair also dueted on the track Dodo which was never released. 

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Earlier this week, Glasgow's o2 ABC in Sauchiehall Street paid tribute to the singer.

Their sign, which is normally reserved for showing the name of the artist who is to next play the venue, featured, "Planet earth is blue. David Bowie. RIP."

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Bowie at Glasgow's SECC in 2003.

Bowie played many of the city's music venues during his career including Glasgow's SECC and Apollo. 

The Evening Times archives also discovered an Apollo tickets for Bowie's Glasgow shows.

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Sign the petition here