Something clicked. When Bowie invited Lennon to jam during early 1975 sessions for hisYoung Americansalbum, they stuck with the theme. Bowie quickly rhymed "fame" and "pain," over a greasy unused riff from guitarist Carlos Alomar. Soon, Lennon had joined in the proceedings. "He listened to it. 'That's cool.' 'You wanna play?' 'Sure,'" Alomar told theIndependentin 2020. "He had an acoustic guitar so he strummed a little acoustic here and there."