‘Fame’ is taken from Bowie’s 1975 album ‘Young Americans’, and scored a number one hit in the US, though it was substantially less successful in the UK, where it peaked at number 17.
The track has previously been included in the Hall of Fame’s ‘500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll’, and has since been covered by the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Duran Duran and George Michael. Lady Gaga and James Brown have both sampled the track.
Cheap Trick, NWA and Deep Purple were amongst the acts inducted into the Hall of Fame last night.
View a clip of the performance filmed from the audience, via Twitter, below:
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Bowie passed away in January, and has dominated the top ten of top-selling albums charts for 2016 so far.
According to figures released by the Official Charts Company, Adele tops the albums list for 2016 to date, with ’25’ notching up combined sales of 406,000 this year so far. The singer’s third album was originally released last November.
Bowie’s final album ‘Blackstar’, released just two days before his passing, comes second in the list with 345,000 combined sales, following by 2002’s ‘Best Of Bowie’ at Number Four (220,000 combined sales) and 2014’s ‘Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best Of’ at Number 10 (109,000 combined sales).
A new video for Bowie’s ‘I Can’t Give Everything Away’ was launched this week.