Cmdr. Chris Hadfield bids farewell to the International Space Station
On this day in music history: April 14, 1983 - “Let’s Dance”, the fifteenth studio album by David Bowie is released. Produced by Nile Rodgers and David Bowie, it is recorded at The Power Station in New York City in December 1982. Newly signed to EMI Records, Bowie with collaborate with producer and musician Nile Rodgers (of The Chic Organization). Rodgers will assemble a group of top notch musicians that feature his Chic bandmates Bernard Edwards (bass), Tony Thompson (drums), Rob Sabino (keyboards) and Sammy Figueroa (percussion) as well as Omar Hakim (drums), Carmine Rojas (bass), as well as Rodgers himself on guitar and a then virtually unknown blues guitarist named Stevie Ray Vaughn on lead guitar. The end result of the sessions will be the most commercially successful album of Bowie’s career, spinning off three singles including “China Girl” (#10 Pop), “Modern Love” (#14 Pop), and the chart topping title track. “Let’s Dance” will hit #1 on the UK album chart, #4 on the Billboard Top 200. and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
David Bowie - Alabama Song
First heard this on Stage. It’s a strange song, but I love the part that actually sounds like a song.