"The first time I played with Bowie was on the session for 'Space Oddity.' 'Space Oddity' was this strange hybrid song. With all the string arrangements, it's like a semi-orchestral piece." - Herbie Flowers (bass player)
"In England, it was always presumed that it was written about the space landing, because it kind of came to prominence around the same time. But it actually wasn't. It was written because of going to see the film '2001', which I found amazing. I was out of my gourd anyway, I was very stoned when I went to see it, several times, and it was really a revelation to me." - David Bowie
''Space Oddity'' performed by Chris Hadfield is quite possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created." - David Bowie
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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