John Lennon And Paul McCartney Nearly Formed A Supergroup With David Bowie

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’?




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