Thursday, September 21, 2017

David Bowie – Andy Warhol (RCA)

Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, who died on Feb. 22, 1987 at the age of 59 has left an unvaluable imprint, on the heels of a successful career as a commercial illustrator, gaining fame in the 50’s for his his whimsical ink drawings of shoe advertisements. The quick expansion of the record industry with the introduction of the vinyl record, Hi-Fi, and stereophonic recordings back then seeing him hired by RCA Records to design album covers and promotional materials.
He got be left in charge of the photographic cover of John Wallowitch‘s ‘This Is’ debut-album in 1964 on Serenus Records, and is also remembered for his cover art of The Rolling Stones‘s albums ‘Sticky Fingers’ and ‘Love You Live’, respectively in 1971 and 1977. Not to mention the one of Aretha Franklin‘s 1986 released ‘Aretha’.
The man regularly influenced musicians during his whole life, from the Velvet Underground to Devo and David Bowie who, not only wrote a song dedicated to him back released as the B-side of ‘Changes’ and included on his 1972 released ‘Hunky Dory’ album, but also played Warhol in the Julian Schnabel directed ‘Basquiat’ biopic.

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