Music today has been David Bowie’s Station To Station in honour of its 46th anniversary. Bowie died in January 2016, four months later drummer Dennis Davis who played with Bowie on this album also died. Ten albums with Bowie and not really remembered, I don’t remember hearing about his death. The huge contributions of sidemen are often disregarded but can you imagine ten albums, what a contribution. The album features the hit single Golden Years, a US No.10, a UK No.8. It also features one of the great cover versions, Wild Is the Wind, inspired by Nina Simone, although the original was recorded by Johnny Mathis for the film of the same name. The song is written by Dimitri Tiomkin with lyrics by Ned Washington. On the album, it’s Davis on drums (playing that great drum roll), George Murray on bass, Carlos Alomar OR Earl Slick on guitar. The usual suspects on Bowie’s records of the day. In the video it’s Mel Gaynor on drums (Simple Minds) who now has a new band, Mel Gaynor’s Risk, Tony Visconti on double bass, Andy Hamilton on sax and Coco Schwab on guitars, she was Bowie’s longtime assistant, friend, everything.

Music Of The Daze

The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.

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