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Today's ear X-tacy: David Bowie "Rebel Rebel"

Today's ear X-tacy features a classic track or deep-cut from the Alternative era every weekday at 10:10.

David Bowie released his eighth studio album, Diamond Dogs, on May 24, 1977. It was his first release following the disbanding of his backing band the Spiders from Mars. Bowie played lead guitar on the record in the absence of Mick Ronson. The album was a commercial success, peaking at number one in the UK and number five in the US.

The lead single, “Rebel Rebel,” has been described as Bowie's farewell to the glam rock movement, and cited as his most covered track.

Be sure to watch this incredible live performance of the song from his A Reality Tour:

John is the mid-morning host on WFPK. Email John at jtimmons@lpm.org

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