50 Years Ago Today – David Bowie Releases Classic ‘Hunky Dory’ LP

50 years ago today (12/17/71), David Bowie released his fourth Hunky Dory – what many consider to be his finest studio recording. Bowie assembled a new backing band consisting of guitarist Mick Ronson, bassist Trevor Bolder and drummer Mick Woodmansey for the album who would become known as “The Spiders From Mars” band. Hunky Dory remains a classic with such finely composed tunes as “Life on Mars,” “Changes,” “Oh You Pretty Things,” and “Quicksand.” Check it out again in full..

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