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David Bowie and Lemmy Receiving Oslo City Bell Tribute

01/18/2016
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(Classic Rock) Norway's capital Oslo will pay tribute to Lemmy and David Bowie by having its City Hall bells play a Motorhead and Bowie song every day for the next five months.

Oslo's 49-bell carillon will chime to the melody of Motorhead's 2015 single Electricity at 6pm every evening until the end of May, while the 7pm slot will sound the bells to Bowie's 1971 hit Changes.

Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister died on December 28 at the age of 70, while 69-year-old Bowie passed away on January 10. Both men had cancer. The Oslo City Hall bells play various songs throughout the year, chosen by the public.

Carillonist Laura Marie Rueslaatten Olseng tells the BBC: "Just as I was arranging the chimes for January to May, people started talking about Lemmy's death. The public wanted more rock and heavy metal, and the lyrics of Electricity reflect an attitude that I feel fits Oslo very much."

On the inclusion of Changes, Olseng tells The Local: "Musically, the chords and the melody suit the programming machine. And it's a song that came out many years ago and which means something to a lot of people." Read more here.

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