A song written and performed by the British rock musician, David Bowie
. It is the title track of his third album, released in 1970.
It was later re-popularized and introduced to a new generation by Nirvana
's cover on their MTV
Unplugged in New York album.
Also covering the song was the Scottish singer Lulu in 1974. It was released as a single, and provided the singer with a hit. Bowie not only produced this version, but also played a saxophone solo on it.
The song was then covered by American singer Richard Barone in 1987 on his influential, proto-Chamber Pop solo debut album, Cool Blue Halo. The Hip-hop group 3MG
samples the Nirvana version in their song 2010. The psychedelic band Here & Now covered the song on their 1983 album "Fantasy Shift".