Recording: Lady Stardust, Right On Mother

David Bowie recorded two songs at Radio Luxembourg’s London studio on 9 and 10 March 1971: ‘Lady Stardust’ and ‘Right On Mother’.

‘Lady Stardust’ would later be re-recorded for Bowie’s fifth album, 1972’s The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.

‘Right On Mother’, seemingly written about Bowie’s marriage to Angela Barnett, was recorded by Peter Noone during the session for his ‘Oh! You Pretty Things’ single on 26 March. It was initially intended as the single’s b-side, but producer Mickie Most chose to hold it back for a future single a-side.

In August 1971 Bowie’s manager Tony Defries wrote to Chrysalis Music’s Bob Grace asking for the Noone recording to be delayed until Bowie had recorded his own version, but that never happened.

Last updated: 4 April 2023
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