Writer: David Bowie
Producers: David Bowie and Harry Maslin
Recorded: August 1975 at Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, California
|Players:||David Bowie — vocals, guitar
Earl Slick — guitar
Carlos Alomar — guitar
George Murray — bass
Roy Bittan –keyboards
Dennis Davis — drums
|Album:||Station To Station (RCA)|
David Bowie wrote “Golden Years” for Elvis Presley, but Elvis turned it down.
The song was one of Bowie’s biggest hits in the U.S., peaking at Number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Bowie recorded the Station To Station album shortly after shooting his first movie, The Man Who Fell To Earth, in the summer of 1975.
The album was originally titled The Return Of The Thin White Duke, a reference to a lyric on the title track and the persona he created for the album.
Bowie wrote most of the tracks on Station To Station in the studio, except for a cover of the Johnny Mathis song “Wild Is The Wind.”
Station To Station peaked at Number Three on the Billboard 200 chart in 1976 and was certified gold.
A 1991 reissue of Station To Station featured live versions of “Word On A Wing” and “Stay” from a 1976 concert on Long Island, New York.
The album cover, originally printed in black-and-white, was restored to color for the 1991 Station To Station reissue.