leejohnson's current selection is:
Rock 'n' Roll with Me
by David Bowie

Today's Bowie selection is honoured to get its own Wikipedia article, even though it is not strictly one of his "classic" compositions (IMO). So I thought it sensible to include some info directly from that source today, rather than scratch around for some possibly lame trivia (yes, I did see plenty of dross about this record during my research!):


"Rock 'n' Roll with Me" is a power ballad written by David Bowie and Warren Peace and recorded in January 1974. It first appeared on Bowie's "Diamond Dogs" album, supposedly to address the artist's complex relationship with his fans. A version recorded during the "Diamond Dogs tour" in July 1974 was released on the album "David Live".

While the song "Knock on Wood" from "David Live" was issued as a single in the UK, "Rock 'n' Roll with Me" was chosen for release as the US single (RCA PB 10105) in September 1974, in response to [the folk artist] Donovan's recent cover version [at that time]. The B-side in each case was another 'live' recording from the "Diamond Dogs" tour, "Panic in Detroit", originally from "Aladdin Sane" (1973). An edited version was issued on a US promotional single (RCA JB 10105) that same month.

Like "Rebel Rebel", the lead single from "Diamond Dogs", "Rock 'n' Roll with Me" was conceived as part of a never-produced "Ziggy Stardust" musical in 1973. It has been described as "one of Bowie's least self-conscious love songs" and a foretaste of the 'R&B' balladry on "Young Americans" (1975).[6]

On July 27th 2016, a remastered version of the 1974 'live promo' single edit was posted online to promote the upcoming compilation "Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976)". Subsequently, this version was included on "Re:Call 2", part of the compilation.


I confess I do not have that last-mentioned compilation, as (having looked at the track listings) there is not enough of his content on it that I can honestly say I love.

So, US-only chart action, if any. A distinct lack of information in the article, plus a zero return from my Billboard search, leads me to believe that the single bombed out over there in 1974.
1974 - RCA Victor - United Kingdom - From the album "Diamond Dogs".
Posted: 21st March 2019
Born in 1954, leaving education by 1972, 'glam' was my thing, "Ziggy" Bowie my hero. I was even the only guy in my town with the haircut (though not the carrot red colouring!). Therefore every seventh selection is a Bowie track.
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