- November 29th 2015 – ★ video released
- December 7th 2015 – Opening night of the musical Lazarus. David Bowie’s last public appearance.
- January 7th 2016 – Lazarus video released
- January 8th 2016 – David Bowie’s 69th Birthday. The album ★ was released
- January 10th 2016 – David Bowie died in New York
- January 11th 2016 – the news of David Bowie’s death broke across the media world-wide
DBBC keeps a vigil every year from January 7th – January 11th – Blackstar Days.
The DBBC regards ★ as the final book recommendation by David Bowie. Although we cannot read the actual book, it is possible to ‘read’ the album ★, the stage play Lazarus, and the videos created by Bowie for ★ and Lazarus.