"Kooks" is a song written by David Bowie, which appears on his 1971 album Hunky Dory. Bowie wrote this song to his newborn son Duncan Jones. The song was a pastiche of early 1970s Neil Young. Bowie was listening to a Neil Young record at home on 30 May 1971 when he got the news of the arrival of his son.
Bowie's son, Duncan Jones, became a successful film and advertising director.
British indie band The Kooks named themselves after the song.
Before the studio recording of the song was made, it was recorded for the BBCIn Concert radio show with John Peel, on 3 June 1971 (broadcast on 20 June 1971). In 2000 this recording was released on the Bowie at the Beeb album.
The song was recorded again for the BBC "Sounds of the Seventies" radio show with Bob Harris on 21 Sept 1971 (broadcast on 4 Oct 1971). This version, featuring the duo of Bowie & Mick Ronson, remains unreleased.