All the Young Dudes: MOTT THE HOOPLE

Australian singles chart:
All the Young Dudes entered the Kent charts on 23 October 1972 and peaked at #60

The song is on All the Young Dudes which entered the Kent album charts on 19 February 1973 and peaked at #61.

David Bowie

David Bowie

Record label of Australian release:

All the Young Dudes was written and produced by David Bowie. Mott The Hoople had a cult following in England and Bowie was a big fan. The problem was, they weren’t selling many albums and were about to break up so in an effort to keep the band together, Bowie offered to produce their next album and provide them with a song he was working on. He got them some time at Olympic Studios in London in the middle of the night, and that’s where they recorded the song. Besides producing the track, Bowie played guitar, sang backup, and clapped.
Mott The Hoople didn’t know this when they recorded it, but Bowie intended this song for his The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars concept album.
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