"Kooks" is a song written by David Bowie from 1971 on the 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 as he got the news of the arrival of his son. British indie band The Kooks named themselves after the song. Duncan Jones became a successful film and advertising director.
It was recorded for the BBCIn Concert radio show with John Peel 3 June 1971 and broadcast 20 June 1971. In 2000 this was released on the Bowie at the Beeb album.
It was recorded again for the BBC "Sounds of the Seventies" radio show with Bob Harris 21 Sept 1971 and broadcast 4 Oct 1971. This version, featuring the duo of Bowie & Mick Ronson, remains unreleased.