Guest Musicians on Famous Songs

Can you name the guest musical appearances on these famous songs?

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Song - ArtistGuest MusicianComments
China Girl - David BowieLead guitar, on pretty much the whole Let's Dance album
Young Americans - David BowieBacking vocals and co-writer. A real surprise.
Leader of the Pack - The Shangri-LasPianist, as a 15-year old (but he may not have made the final cut)
Gloria - ThemLead guitar, as a session musician
Private Dancer - Tina TurnerGuitar solo, but the song was written by Mark Knopfler!
Bust A Move - Young MCPlayed bass for $200 and a bag of weed
No One Knows - Queens of the Stone AgeOn drums, for the entire album and tour.
Fame - David BowieCo-writer (at least credited) and background vocalist
Beat It - Michael JacksonPlayed guitar solo, for a 12-pack of beer
Champagne Supernova - OasisLead guitar and backing vocals, a real Jam session
Redneck Friend - Jackson BrownePiano. Credited as Rockaday Johnny, as he didn't have a work permit
I'm Every Woman - Chaka KhanBackup vocals, and she later recorded it herself.
Layla - Derek and the DominoesCo-lead guitarist; he happened to be in Miami
Dream Lover - Bobby DarinPiano, but he didn't write the song
Old Man - Neil YoungBanjo, and background vocals.
Always on the Run - Lenny KravitzCo-lead guitarist and songwriter
Morning Has Broken - Cat StevensKeyboards. He claims he was never paid. Yes.
Heart of Gold - Neil YoungFemale background vocals
You're So Vain - Carly SimonBackground vocals; the song was not about him
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The BeatlesGuitar solo, in return for George's wife?
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man - Bob SegerAcoustic guitar and vocals at age 19
I Feel for You - Chaka KhanHarmonica, while Melle Mel guest-rapped
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis PresleyGuitar, by Mr. Guitar
You Oughta Know - Alanis MorissetteLead guitar, bringing the anger
Please Mr. Postman - The MarvellettesDrums, as a 22-year old. Turned out he could sing too.
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