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David Bowie


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“Fame” is a song recorded by David Bowie, initially released in 1975. It reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of September 20th, 1975. With the Young Americans sessions mostly concluded in late 1974, the material was delayed while Bowie extricated himself from his contract with manager Tony DeFries. During this time he was staying in New York, and met John Lennon. The pair socialised and jammed together, which led to a one-day session at Electric Lady Studios in January 1975. There, Bowie contacted several members of his tour band. First a cover of The Beatles’ “Across the Universe” was recorded. Then a new song called “Fame”, inspired by a guitar riff written by Carlos Alomar and with the title from Lennon, was then hurriedly developed by Bowie, and... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Fame (fame ... Fame

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More songs by David Bowie (See Charts): As The World Falls Down, Friday On My Mind, Velvet Goldmine, I’ve Been Waiting For You, It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City, Growin’ Up, I’m Waiting For The Man, Sorrow, Always Crashing In The Same Car, and Lady Stardust.

Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Beat It, Wish You Were Here, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing's Changed, Hotel California, Imagine, and Nothing Else Matters.


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