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Rick Wakeman Teams With Astronaut For David Bowie Cover

09/09/2016
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David Bowie

(Prog) A video of Rick Wakeman and astronaut Chris Hadfield covering David Bowie's Space Oddity has been released. The performance was filmed at the science and arts-based Starmus Festival in Tenerife - which dedicated this year's gathering to Professor Stephen Hawking.

It saw keyboard icon Wakeman, who played mellotron on the original 1969 track, take the stage with the former International Space Station commander on guitar duties. Hadfield's own rendition of the song from the facility went viral in 2014 - with Bowie describing it as "possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created."

Wakeman says: "It's a real honor to have played on probably the two most iconic versions of Space Oddity - the brilliant original with David of course and now this very special version with Chris, that was born 300 miles from planet earth." Watch the video and read more here.

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