Glamour Boy

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"Glamour Boy"
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Cover of the 1973 American single
Single by The Guess Who
from the album #10
B-side"Lie Down"
ReleasedMay 1973
LabelNimbus 9 Records 0977 (CAN)
RCA Victor 0977 (US)
Songwriter(s)Burton Cummings
Producer(s)Jack Richardson
The Guess Who singles chronology
"Glamour Boy"
"Star Baby"

"Glamour Boy" is a song written by Burton Cummings and performed by The Guess Who, and was featured on their 1973 album, #10. The song was produced by Jack Richardson.[1]

It was inspired by David Bowie and reached #14 in Canada in 1973.[2] The song was also released in the United States as a single, but it did not chart.[3]


Burton Cummings on "Glamour Boy" in 2016.[4]

One of my all time favourites. It was originally inspired by David Bowie, and now that he's gone I can kinda do it as a tribute to his amazing career. I was very threatened ... I felt very threatened when David Bowie came along, because it all changed. Music took second or third place to the appearance, and then theatrics came into Rock n Roll...

Popular culture[edit]

"Glamour Boy" was featured prominently in the 1998 Don McKellar film Last Night.[5]


  1. ^ The Guess Who, "Glamour Boy" Canadian single release Retrieved March 12, 2015
  2. ^ The Guess Who, "Glamour Boy" Canadian Chart Position Archived 2015-02-11 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved March 12, 2015
  3. ^ The Guess Who, "Glamour Boy" United States single release Retrieved March 12, 2015
  4. ^ "Burton Cummings - Glamour Boy fan request tribute to David Bowie Grand Theatre Kingston Oct 12 2016". youtube.
  5. ^ Internet Movie Database - Last Night (1998) Retrieved May 14, 2019