38. "The Man Who Sold the World"
"I was simply blown away when I found out that Kurt Cobain liked my work," said David Bowie, "it would have been nice to have worked with him, but just talking would have been real cool." Though some thanks should be due to early Nirvana drummer Chad Channing, who introduced his bandmates to David Bowie's 1970 album The Man Who Sold the World, and to guitarist Pat Smear whose enthusiasm for that album resulted in Nirvana doing an accordion-fueled cover on MTV Unplugged. DOUGLAS WOLK