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David Bowie – Space Oddity (1969)

Inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), the song is about the launch into space of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut.

« Space Oddity » is a song written and recorded by English singer-songwriter David Bowie. It was first released as a 7-inch single on 11 July 1969 before appearing as the opening track of his second studio album, David Bowie. It became one of Bowie’s signature songs and one of four of his songs to be included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.


Ground Control to Major Tom: Can You hear me, Major Tom?

David Bowie - B&W
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Illustration: tribute to Bowie / homage to The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery) by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

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