David Bowie's 9th studio album dropped on this day in 1975. Young Americans marked David's move from the Ziggy Stardust glam phase of his career into one that embraced more rhythmic and soulful songs The title song, recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia using Luther Vandross producer Tony Visconti, and Fame, the song that Bowie and John Lennon worked on together on at Electric Lady Studios in New York, propelled the album into the top 10. Additional recording David Sanborn plays sax on the title track and Sly and the Family Stone's Andy Newmark is featured on drums throughout the album.
Happy birthday to Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band, born on March 7, 1946. Genesis released From Genesis to Revelation on this day in 1969, and David Gilmour's On An Island solo came out on 3/7/2006.
On this night in 1973, Bruce Springsteen did the showcase performance for John Hammond of Columbia Records that got him signed to the label... and gave Hammond a heart attack.