Monday, March 7, 2011

Guests of Honor

Okay. So I'm kinda bored and apparently into making lists lately.  No, none of these facts will get you hot chicks -- or anywhere in life for that matter -- but you just might score that 5 seconds of fame you were hoping for at that next apartment soiree... 

So, without further ado, the winners of the Top 10 Greatest Celebrity Guest Appearances on Rock/Pop Tracks are (in no particular order):

1) Eric Clapton on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (G. Harrison)
2) Duane Allman on "Layla" (E. Clapton)
3) Paul McCartney on "Atlantis" (Donovan)
4) Mick Jagger on "You're So Vain" (C. Simon)
5) Jerry Garcia on "Teach Your Children" (CSNY)
6) John Lennon on "Fame" (D. Bowie)
7) David Bowie on "All The Young Dudes" (Mott the Hoople version, written of course, by D. Bowie)
8) Jimmy Page on "With a Little Help From My Friends (J. Cocker version)
9) Billy Preston on "Don't Let Me Down/Get Back" (The Beatles)
10) Eddie Van Halen on "Beat It" (M. Jackson)

I know there are others, any other A-listers you can think of?

"All The Young Dudes" - Ian Hunter w/ David Bowie, Mick Ronson,


WeightStaff said...

Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Stop Dragging My Heart Around

Anonymous said...

probably doesnt belong high up on the list, but i was listening to it today....Richard Manuel on Clapton's "Last Night." best described as something found on the floor of the basement [tapes] and brought back to life during a night of too much drinking at shangri la.

That album [no reason to cry] is almost a planet waves offshoot featuring Dylan on "Sign Language," and Danko on "all our past times."