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The song that Bowie's producer refused to produce but gave Bowie his first chart hit.
Inspired by Stanley Kubrick's
2001: A Space Odyssey
it ended up being used on the Moon landing transmission programme.
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Mark Radcliffe's Shirehorses with their 'alternative' cover.
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This is one of the ground-breaking singles
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