Tony Defries writes to Phil Spector

On 6 November 1972, David Bowie’s manager Tony Defries wrote to record producer Phil Spector.

Since Spector had recently worked on albums by John Lennon and George Harrison, the letter was sent to the Beatles‘ Apple company at 3 Savile Row, London.

As manager for RCA Recording Artist, David Bowie, I write to inquire if you are interested in working with him on his next album to be recorded at Trident Studios in London January 1973. I have enclosed four of David’s albums so that you may become familiar with his work before our next contact.
Letter by Tony Defries, 6 November 1972

The letter remained unanswered, and the main recording sessions for Aladdin Sane began in New York on 4 December 1972, with Ken Scott producing.

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