Did David Bowie get his album title Blackstar from watching Peaky Blinders?
A friend and superfan of David Bowie believes the title for the late, great musician’s final album was inspired by the Birmingham-based TV drama Peaky Blinders.
Paul Kinder, who saw the rock legend in concert more than 200 times and met him on numerous occasions, made the claim on his award-winning fan website, which won accolades from Bowie himself.
Birmingham screenwriter Steven Knight, who created Peaky Blinders, recently revealed to the Birmingham Mail that Bowie was a great admirer of the BBC show, now in its third series.
He said, Bowie, who died in January, two days after the release... read more
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