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"Oh! You Pretty Things" (Bowie):
Song on HUNKY DORY (1971) performed only on the 3rd UK Tour. It was first
recorded by Peter Noone - formally lead singer of Herman Hermits - with Bowie on
piano and backing vocals - as the A-side on "Oh! You Pretty Things/Together
Forever" (RAK 114 - 30 April 1971). It reached #12 on the UK charts in June 1971.
However, Noone gave it a decidedly softer touch than Bowie would on the Hunky Dory album,
replacing the lyric "...the Earth is a bitch.." with "...the
Earth is a beast..." Bowie originally wrote this song with the idea of Leon
Russell recording it.
"Only One Paper Left" (Bowie):
Song started but not finished at the Trident Studio sessions for THE RISE AND FALL OF
ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972).
"Over, Under, Sideways, Down":
Yardbirds song - a snippet of which was included in the Mick Ronson/Jeff Beck "The
Jean Genie" guitar duet at the 3 July 1973 Hammersmith Odeon concert.
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