"We spoke of was and when..." Lulu and David Bowie backstage at the BBC, June, 2000.
Note Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe hiding in the background! Picture by Total Blam Blam.
I laughed and shook his hand...
Despite reports in that august publication The Daily Star (splutter), there will be no appearance by David Bowie on Lulu's forthcoming 'Duets' album. But it's still a tenuous enough reason to post this photograph I took of them at last year's BBC Radio Theatre. Of course the ever-ch, ch, ch, ch, changing chameleon and the diminutive Scot (sorry, couldn't resist) have worked together in the past.
Lulu had a huge European hit with her excellent Bowie/Ronson produced version of 'The Man Who Sold The World', which was backed by 'Watch That Man'. If you've not heard these tracks, check 'em out, the Bowie/Ronson contribution is more than evident, and both songs are still available on at least three Lulu CDs at a popular online store. I know I'm going to get shouted down here, but I prefer this version to the more famous Nirvana MTV unplugged version...but what do I know.
David also recorded a version of 'Can You Hear Me' with Lulu, which has yet to have an official release, even though a couple of different mixes have managed to find their way onto various bootlegs. Not that I know about this sort of thing. There is no mention of a Bowie appearance on the forthcoming duets album at