David Bowie
Thousands of fans were able to watch a benefit concert held in memory of David Bowie over the internet.Getty

Mumford & Sons were among the eclectic mix of stars who gathered for a second tribute concert to the late David Bowie in New York on April 1. Thousands of fans online around the globe were able to watch the pop icon's most popular songs being performed by some of the biggest artists in the industry.

Mumford & Sons played It Ain't Easy from Bowie's classic album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars.

The Flaming Lips were praised for their powerful rendition of Life On Mars as lead singer Wayne Coyne, dressed in a glittering silver gown, sat on the shoulders of the Star Wars character Chewbacca at the Radio City Music Hall.

"[One] of the many highlights of a moving night," SuperNorman1972 posted on YouTube about Coyne's performance. "Glad the ushers didn't cut you off - I have been replaying this one in my head all day. Brilliant tribute."

Istergrimace esquire wrote: "If I wasn't watching the video I would think I was listening to David Bowie sing this."

Blondie's Debbie Harry and former REM frontman Michael Stipe moved the crowds with their performances of Starman and Ashes to Ashes. They had returned to the stage after singing the previous night at the first concert at Carnegie Hall, which sold out within hours after the announcement of Bowie's death in January. Carnegie Hall was the first place Bowie performed when he went on tour in the US.

Bowie, who will also be honoured at this year's Glastonbury Festival, died in January aged 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer. His wife Iman announced shortly before the last concert that she was also grieving the recent loss of her mother, Maryan Baadi.

Iman was married to Bowie for nearly 24 years and the couple had one daughter, Lexi, 15. His son Duncan, 44, was his only child from his first marriage to Angela Barnett.