fbpx Skip to main content

Aladdin Sane’s 48th Anniversary

By April 12, 2021David Bowie
Aladdin Sane photo

I hope you’re all doing well, my friends.

Today marks the 48th anniversary of the release of Aladdin Sane. It’s still hard to believe David is gone and that we made this magic at such a young age. As many of you know, this title track was done in one take. I hadn’t even heard the track for 20 years after recording it. It’s been history that has shown how David’s song has stood the test of time. Of all the music I played with David, for some reason, this is the one I receive the most comments on. The credit goes to David as he produced and encouraged me to play in this style.

Thank you, David.

What do you think? Please leave your thoughts below…


  • John Duffy says:

    Sounds just as fantastic today as it did then. Thank you Mike!

  • Flo says:

    To hear and see you play live is divine! Your inner Gershwin speaks to me. Just Brilliant! 🎶🤗❤️

  • Kathy says:

    There’s Mick and Keith , Plant and Page, then David and Mike🎸🎤🎶🎵. His creative talent and voice, your playing🎹spectacular💕. Always love your stories Mike. Brings us closer to David🙏. So sorry for your loss😔. We all miss him terribly😔

  • Michael Dwyer says:

    Seductive, mesmerising, intoxicating, unsettling, decadent and elaborately gorgeous. If you and David had created only this you’d already have been Rock Gods.

  • Stephen Smith says:

    Repeated plays of this Ziggy pinups hunky and diamond dogs by a girlfreind launched my love for him.Incredable the stuff he write ,such an inspiring figure Other than losing my parents him dying was one of my saddest days ever.

  • Curtiss Taylor says:

    Soundtrack of my youth.

  • DanH says:

    Ever since this album, I’ve always thought that a Bowie record isn’t a *proper* Bowie record unless you can hear Garson in the mix. Mike surely deserved co-writing credits on at least two of the tracks on Aladdin Sane, possibly three. From this… to Outside… to that sublime live rendition of My Death accompanied just by Mike… Bowie sure knew how to pick the best collaborators.

  • Mick Wood says:

    Great song. And the best moment in it maybe is the very first note, that deep, low piano note right at the beginning. So moody. Great musicianship.

  • Kenneth Dickson says:

    I have been playing this album for 48 years and never tired of listening to it … it’s my Desert Island choice.. I was lucky enough to see David Bowie on every tour he did from 1978 in the Glasgow Apollo through to 2004 in Glasgow SECC. In 2017 It was an absolute pleasure to see both you Mike and Steve Harley in Glasgow with your “Celebrating David Bowie tour “ where you covered the entire Aladdin Sane album.. Thank you for keeping these tours going and hopefully you will come back again to Scotland sometime soon when the pandemic is behind us .