Victims of 2016 celebrity death curse join Prince Albert mural

Posted On 18 Oct 2017 at 9:29 am

The famous mural commemorating late, great rock stars on the Prince Albert pub in Trafalgar Street has been updated to include victims of last year’s celebrity death curse.

By Rosco Faulkes

A clutch of recently departed rock and pop stars, including George Michael, Leonard Cohen, Lemmy and David Bowie, have now been added to the mural, above Banksy’s kissing coppers.

The original mural was painted four years ago by Req and Sinna One. Req, a regular at the pub, enlisted the help of his apprentices at Spraypaint Academy for Girls to paint the updated one.

Bar manager Oliver Hall said: “Obviously it needed updating because there’s a lot of new characters we have to that time where a lot of stars from the 70s, 80s and 90s are dying.

“Tom Petty died just as we were taking the scaffolding down so we quickly added him on.

“We have had a lot of people coming in congratulating us and coming in for a beer and saying how much they love it. It’s definitely an eye catcher for people who are coming down from the station.

“There’s people standing around me taking photos of it and discussing who’s who with each other, that happens all day, every day. It’s quite nice seeing that outside the window while you’re pulling beers, people snapping away left, right and centre.”

The original mural been completely replaced, with all the paint stripped back and reapplied to create a long lasting base for the new mural, which was unveiled last Monday.

The front of the pub has also been painted in different colours to brighten up the street.

Who can you spot in the mural?

  1. Fishwife, 49 Reply

    Lemmy died in 2015.

    • Jo Wadsworth Reply

      Only just 🙂

  2. Grant Reply

    I do not understand why they do not have Lady Thatcher the Greatest Prime Minister of Our Country on this wall, nothing but these “Musicians” and not a trace of the Iron Lady, I drink in this pub every day from lunch but I will no longer until they truely celebrate our best PM may she forever rest in peace

    • Paula Clark Reply

      Didn’t realize she was a musician!

    • Oliver Hilll Reply

      The mural is of artists who’s death we are sad about.

    • Mike Davy Jones Reply

      No, Grant has a point. I also will not be drinking here any more. Maggie was a true legend, and love her or hate her she should be on this wall. It’s an insult to her memory – these other people may have done good things but none of them changed the country in the way she did. She is probably the most iconic figure of the decade the Eighties. Put Maggie on the wall!

      • You idiots Reply

        But still not a rockstar

  3. Firdsi Hughes Reply

    Wheres Brian Jones? He was there, now hes not.


    Looking forward to seeing the finished work.

  5. Fishwife, 49 Reply

    Hubbie and I can’t work out who the silhouette in the star is.

    • Richard Reply

      Joe Strummer 🙂

      • Fishwife, 49 Reply

        Ooh, that’s the second time that’s happened! Joe Strummer once propositioned my best friend and me, at a rock club in London – we were both 18, so it would have been 1986 (we both politely declined)

  6. Mark D Reply

    Joe Strummer is the silhouette in the star. The whole image is the logo for Strummerville – the charity set up in his name to promote music among those who can least afford instruments

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