Today in Music: 03/0719

TODAY IN MUSIC: On March 7, 1975, David Bowie released his ninth studio album, Young Americans. The album marked a departure from the glam rock style of his previous albums and featured his interest in soul and R&B music. Bowie would call the album’s sound “plastic soul”. The Young Americans sessions began in Philadelphia with producer Tony Visconti, various musicians, including Carlos Alomar, who would go on to become one of Bowie’s most frequent collaborators, and singer Luther Vandross. Bowie drew inspiration from the local dance clubs, which were playing the lush arrangements of Philadelphia Soul. Subsequent sessions took place in New York City, including contributions from John Lennon. The album was very successful in the United States reaching the Top 10. The song “Fame”, released as the album’s second single, became Bowie’s first #1 hit. #youngamericans #davidbowie #soul #randb #plasticsoul #philadelphia #philadelphiainternational #philadelphiasoul #phillysoul #luthervandross #carlosalomar #newyorkcity #nyc #johnlennon #fame #1 #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniacradioshow #todayinmusic #musichistory

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