Three years to the day after Lennon’s death, Bowie opened up about his relationship with the iconic musician at a gig on his 1983 tour.
“I asked John one day, ‘How do write your songs?’ He said, ‘That’s easy, you just say what you mean and you put a backbeat to it,’” he recalled.
“I said, ‘What do you think of my kind of rock ’n’ roll?’ He said, ‘It’s great but it’s just rock ’n’ roll with lipstick on.’”
The poignant tribute saw Bowie on a darkened stage, moving from point to point to be lit by a spotlight, each time revealing something else about Lennon.
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