Knock on Wood: DAVID BOWIE

+ scroll down for versions by Eddie Floyd and Amii Stewart

Australian singles chart:
Knock on Wood entered the Kent Music Report on 2 December 1974 and peaked at #49.

The song is on David Live which entered the Kent album charts on 28 October 1974 and peaked at #9.

Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper

Tony Visconti

Record label of Australian release:
RCA Victor

BONUS TRACKS BELOW – versions of Knock on Wood by Eddie Floyd and Amii Stewart

David Live is the first official live album by David Bowie, originally released in 1974. The album was recorded in July of that year, on the initial leg of Bowie’s Diamond Dogs Tour, at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. The second leg, a more soul-oriented affair following recording sessions in Philadelphia for the bulk of Young Americans, would be renamed ‘the Soul tour’.
The album catches Bowie in transition from the Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane glam-rock era of his career to the ‘plastic soul’ of Young Americans.
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Eddie Floyd – original version in 1966

Amii Stewart – 1979

The Amii Stewart version of Knock on Wood entered the Kent Music Report on 19 March 1979 and peaked at #2. It was #14 on the Top 100 of 1979.

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