"Good evening. I've never introduced anybody before, but it's quite exciting and this is a great band to introduce. When I was in England, about six months ago, I saw this band for the first time and I thought they were a really good rock 'n' roll band, and we started working together, and I wrote a song for them, and they did a lot of successful things in England with it and I hope the same thing happens to them over here. I know that you'll be a great audience for them, and I look forward to seeing them later...Anyway, now, please welcome from England, Mott The Hoople!"
David Bowie, The Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, 29 November 1972 (recorded on the album All The Way From Stockholm To Philadelphia - Live 71/72)