David Bowie’s final session producing The Astronettes took place on 15 January 1974.
The Astronettes – Ava Cherry, Jason Guess, and Geoff MacCormack – were a trio of singers who had backed Bowie during the recent television special The 1980 Floor Show. Bowie was also in a relationship with Cherry at this time.
The sessions took place in December 1973 and January 1974 at Olympic Sound Studios in Barnes, London. The backing musicians were guitarist Mark Pritchett, bassist Herbie Flowers, keyboard player Mike Garson, and drummer Aynsley Dunbar.
The Astronettes recordings were released in 1995 on the album People From Bad Homes. The most notable song was ‘I Am A Laser’, which Bowie later rewrote as ‘Scream Like A Baby’.
Also on this day...
- 1971: UK single release: Holy Holy
- 1970: Recording: The Prettiest Star, London Bye Ta-Ta
- 1966: Live: David Bowie and the Lower Third, Marquee Club, London
- 1965: Recording: I Pity The Fool, Take My Tip
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