Young Americans

David Bowie’s passing away earlier this week reminded me that the very first LP I bought was his Young Americans album. In 1975. An album that I played obsessively for months, with its daunting saxophone themes. And two songs with John Lennon playing the guitar, including a reprise of Across the Universe. A magnificent illustration of Bowie’s artistic genius.

2 Responses to “Young Americans”

  1. Across the Universe? I recall the verse “I’ve read the news today oh boy” (from ‘A day in the life’) in the title song

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