The single featured David Bowie on piano and gave Peter Noone a U.K. No. 12 hit in June 1971 providing David Bowie’s second * appearance on Top of the Pops, mainly as a result of the requirement that producers were required by the Musicians Union to feature ONLY the original players from the recording on the TV footage.
* David Bowie's first appearance on Top Of The Pops was for his hit Space Oddity. This footage is lost but this link is his performance of the song in 1970: https://youtu.be/aY5a3Un3y8g * David Bowie's first appearance on TV was his interview on "Tonight" as founder of The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long Haired Men in 1964: https://youtu.be/fodHraw5lB8
Lynsey de Paul / Barry Green co-wrote “Sugar Me” as Peter Noone’s fourth single.** But Dudley Moore, who was Lynsey’s boyfriend at the time, suggested that she take the demo to manager Gordon Mills to launch her own career. With no follow-up Peter’s career stalled.
** Lyn[d]sey [Rubin] explained to Spencer Leigh how she came to record this song: "We wrote 'Sugar Me' for Peter Noone but [manager] Gordon Mills heard my demo and thought it would be a good single for me. There had been the massacre at Munich Olympics and I was told it would be better not to have a Jewish name. I took De from my mother's maiden name, De Groot, and my father's middle name was Paul."