Space Oddity by David Bowie: The Story Behind The Song | Louder

It’s a classic story of songwriting.

“When I originally wrote about Major Tom,” Bowie said, “I thought I knew all about the great American dream and where it started and where it should stop. Here was the great blast of American technological know-how shoving this guy up into space, but once he gets there he’s not quite sure why he’s there. And that’s where I left him.”

And that’s where he remains, an icon of rock music, and a glittering star in the firmament of Bowie’s legacy.

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