I Am Attitude

on this day : David Bowie’s “Fame” hits #1 – September 20, 1975

Fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame ,fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame… Fame!

You didn’t see a lot of white guys on Soul Train in 1975. But with his album Young Americans, a project heavily influenced by the sound of American funk and R&B, the chameleon David Bowie slipped into another new identity. “Fame” was co-written by John Lennon, who is also the voice of the repeated “fame” mantra, and hit #1 on the Billboard charts, a first for for the ex-Ziggy Stardust and future Thin White Duke. Which of course simply assured him more… fame.

– Liisa Ladouceur

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