Thank you for your commentary, Maria.
This is what John Lennon said about Across the Universe:
That was an old song of mine. I gave it away because we made a lousy version of it, and then Spector made an improved lousy version of it and it ended up on the 'Let It Be' LP, which none of us would have anything to do with.
So I just went down to Electric whatever, where he was recording, and I did whatever you do. Then he, or the guitarist, had this sort of a lick, and we made a song out of it, called 'Fame.' It's an interesting track. So that's the extent of it, and they'll be on his new album - the one with 'Young Americans' on it."
And David Bowie:
'Across The Universe'... was a flower power sort of thing John Lennon wrote. I always thought it was fabulous, but very watery in the original, and I hammered the hell out of it. Not many people like it. I like it a lot and I think I sing very well at end of it.
People say I used John Lennon on the track ... but let me tell you ... no one uses John Lennon. John just came and played on it. He was lovely."
Two musical geniuses recording together. What a moment in time.