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Lulu is 39 again

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on January 11, 2013

Oh no, not me


On January 11, 1974, Lulu released the first of her career resurrections in the shape of the Bowie-penned Polydor 45, The Man Who Sold The World/Watch That Man..
Produced and arranged by David Bowie and Mick Ronson the track reached #3 on the official UK singles chart, Lulu's first top ten hit for five years..

The success of the record prompted RCA to take full page adverts for the Bowie album of the same name with the wording: Contains the original version of The Man Who Sold The World. 

If you've not heard it, go track it down online. It's a cracking record with a great sax riff from Bowie that's not on his own version. Apparently DB is a bit partial to the Lulu version himself.

Lulu went on to record more Bowie numbers with David that didn't work out but his own versions ended up on the Young Americans album. But that's another story. 
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    11 January 2013
    Lulu is 39 again

    Oh no, not me


    On January 11, 1974, Lulu released the first of her career resurrections in the shape of the Bowie-penned Polydor 45, The Man Who Sold The World/Watch That Man..
    Produced and arranged by David Bowie and Mick Ronson the track reached #3 on the official UK singles chart, Lulu's first top ten hit for five years..

    The success of the record prompted RCA to take full page adverts for the Bowie album of the same name with the wording: Contains the original version of The Man Who Sold The World. 

    If you've not heard it, go track it down online. It's a cracking record with a great sax riff from Bowie that's not on his own version. Apparently DB is a bit partial to the Lulu version himself.

    Lulu went on to record more Bowie numbers with David that didn't work out but his own versions ended up on the Young Americans album. But that's another story.