Happy Birthday David Bowie

Celebrating what would have been his 71st birthday, Bowie’s early demo of 1983 classic ‘Let’s Dance’ has been released by Parlophone Records. The demo was recorded in Switzerland with Nile Rodgers, who shared a statement about the recording with NME in early 2016. “I woke up on my first morning in Montreux with David peering over me,” he said. “He had an acoustic guitar in his hands and exclaimed, ‘Nile, darling, I think this is a HIT!’” He explained that the demo became a blueprint for the song as well as the entire Let’s Dance album. “The time we spent mixing it just before Christmas was full of tears as it felt like David was in the room with us. Happy Birthday David, I love you and we all miss you!”

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