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David Bowie Aladdin Sane Album Autographed

Marquee Club October 20th London 1973.
Early hours of Sunday morning 21st Of October 1973 outside the Marquee club in London David bowie signed my album. it was a cold and wet night but well worth the wait. I have only played this album a couple of times in the last 45 years. it is in excellent condition through out. The autograph was written with a magic marker and still looks as if it was yesterday. I have been told the ink in the magic marker in 1973 consisted of toulene and thats why it has stood the test of time.

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David Bowie Aladdin sane album is the sixth studio album by English musician David Bowie, released by RCA Records on 13 April 1973.

The album cover featuring a lightning bolt across his face is regarded as one of Bowie’s most iconic images.

Aladdin Sane was described by Bowie himself as simply “Ziggy goes to America”; most of the tracks .

Observations he composed on the road during his 1972 US tour. which accounted for the place names following each song title on the original record labels.

Biographer Christopher Sandford believed the album showed that Bowie “was simultaneously appalled and fixated by America”.

David Bowie Aladdin sane album

The journey stemmed, in Bowie’s words. “wanting to be up on the stage performing my songs.

But on the other hand not really wanting to be on those buses with all those strange people .

So Aladdin Sane was split down the middle.”

This kind of “schizophrenia”, as Bowie described it.

Conveyed on the cover by his makeup, where a lightning bolt represents the duality of mind, although he would later tell friends that the “lad insane” of the album’s title track .

Terry his brother inspired it, who had been diagnosed as a schizophrenic.

Bowie himself came up with the idea of the lightning bolt over his face,

but said the teardrop was Brian Duffy’s idea.

Brian put on that afterward, just popped it in there.

I thought it was rather sweet.

Regarded as one of the most iconic images of Bowie, Mick McCann writing for The Guardian called it “The Mona Lisa of album covers.

1972 Top of The Pops
1972 would be the year that Bowie ascended to international superstardom.

GQ UK editor Dylan Jones, for example, said of the landmark 1972 Top of The Pops appearance.

On 6th July where Ziggy first materialized in millions of unsuspecting living rooms .

Performing Starman, the album’s lead single.

This is the performance that turned Bowie into a star, embedding his Ziggy Stardust persona into the nation’s consciousness.

Previewed in London that spring.

Bowie’s extraterrestrial rockstar creation Ziggy Stardust staged one of the most spectacular and innovative live shows to date.

Expanding the parameters of the live rock show and single handedly launching a worldwide glam explosion.

international spotlight
The glare of the international spotlight did not distract from Bowie’s fierce and prolific creative focus.

summer of 1972 saw him serve as producer on two classic albums:

Lou Reed’s Transformer a landmark record in New York City’s musical history that spawned the surprise leftfield hit, Walk on the Wild Side.

Terrifying and vastly influential proto-punk glam fusion of Raw Power by Iggy & The Stooges. Bowie later went on to produce Iggy’s

The Idiot and Lust for Life. Featuring China Girl, which he and Pop co-wrote and would later to appear on Let’s Dance.

As if his 1972 weren’t full enough, Bowie also produced Mott the Hoople’s All The Young Dudes, for which he wrote the hit title track.

David Bowie Aladdin sane album EVOLVED
The US Ziggy tour began in September ‘72. With sold-out shows full of stunning costumes .

Taking inspiration from Japanese theater to interstellar sci-fi, snarling guitars courtesy of Mick Ronson.

A bold, daring approach to performance that propelled the audience into a rock n roll fervor for their otherworldly messiah.

By spring of 1973, Ziggy had circled the world, hordes of kids from London to Japan.

Shearing their hair into rooster cuts and clomping to Suffragette City in their new platform heels.

Bowie just as abruptly laid Ziggy and the Spiders to rest on June 3, 1973,

introducing Rock n Roll Suicide.

“Of all the shows on the tour, this one will stay with us the longest because not only is this the last show of the tour.

Because it is the last show we will ever do.” This surprised everyone in the house – not least the members of his band.

David Bowie Aladdin sane album
Amidst the throes of Ziggy fever,David Bowie Aladdin sane album was released in April 1973.

Bowie’s experiences in America while touring and featuring

The Jean Genie, Panic in Detroit, Drive-In Saturday, Cracked Actor.Its namesake track with its frenetic Mike Garson piano solo.

After putting the Stardust show to bed, he travelled to France to begin work on his next albums.

Released in October 1973. Pin-Ups, an all-covers tribute to the artists that he admired in the London years of 1964-67.

The last time that Bowie would record an album with Mick Ronson on guitar and Ken Scott at the production helm.

In May of 1974, Bowie’s next original work was unleashed in the form of the dystopian epic Diamond Dogs. Rife with tension and foreboding.

The raucous title track, the ominous 1984 and perennial glam anthem Rebel Rebel.

Diamond Dogs conceptual sprawl unfolded in vivid contrast to the disco music .

Beginning to crowd the airwaves. In the summer of 1974, he undertook his most ambitious US tour yet,

with an enormous set and choreographed tableaus.

The double album David Live was recorded at Philadelphia’s Tower Theatre,

Also serves as a souvenir of these performances.

heard in America
If those two previous albums showed hints of Bowie’s interest in the music he’d heard in America.

U.S. soul filtered through a unique UK—truly a uniquely Bowie–perspective soon became more than a homage.

In 1975. Bowie made this fascination manifest as Young Americans.

The rhythmic, soul-laden tour de force yielded the titular smash single as well as Bowie’s first ever U.S.Single, Fame.

Finally collaboration with John Lennon resulting from an impromptu session at Electric Lady in New York

Also added to the LP at the last possible minute.

Young Americans also featured another David discovery soon to be known the world over as R&B icon Luther Vandross.

A back-up singer on Bowie’s live shows,

Vandross was enlisted to contribute vocals on the album

alongside the other legendary young American musicians

such as Willie Weeks, Andy Newmark, David Sanborn and Mike Garson.
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