DAVID BOWIE: 3rd July 1973: David Bowie performs his final concert as Ziggy Stardust at the Hammersmith Odeon, London. The concert later became known as the Retirement Gig. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images).
THE BEATLES: Portrait of the The Beatles. From left to right: Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison, circa 1965.
It’s one of the great ‘what ifs’ in rock history – what if John Lennon and Paul McCartney had formed a band with David Bowie? It nearly happened – one night in 1974 John and Paul went to visit Bowie at his NYC hotel room and spent the night hanging out and talking. Bowie says they wanted to form a trio called DBB – for ‘David Bowie and The Beatles’.
Unfortunately, Bowie says the plan “never came to anything” and had evaporated by the next morning.
Do you think a Lennon-McCartney-Bowie group would have worked? Or would egos have gotten in the way? What rock stars would you put together for an ultimate ‘supergroup’?