The recording sessions for David Bowie’s second album moved to Pye Studios in central London on 11 September 1969.
The session was for ‘God Knows I’m Good’, the penultimate song on the album. However, the recording was scrapped due to issues with the studio equipment, and the song was re-recorded at Trident Studios on 16 September.
A visitor to the studio that day was Benny Marshall, who played harmonica on the album’s ‘Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed’. He was invited to attend by drummer John Cambridge.
The sound was terrible. It always had been. David said, ‘That was horrible, scrap that one,’ and decided to re-record it at Trident.
Any Day Now, Kevin Cann
Also on this day...
- 1974: Live: Sports Arena, San Diego
- 1967: Photo shoot: The Image
- 1966: Live: David Bowie and the Buzz, Central Hotel, Gillingham
- 1966: Live: David Bowie and the Buzz, Marquee Club, London
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