behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: April 13, 1973 - “Aladdin Sane”, the sixth album by David Bowie is released. Produced by Ken Scott and David Bowie, it is recorded at Trident Studios in London, and RCA Studios in New York City and Nashville, TN from October 6, 1972 - January 24, 1973. Issued as the follow up to his watershed album “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars”, the LP’s title is a pun on the term “a lad insane”. It will spin off four singles in the UK (two in the US) including “The Jean Genie” (#2 UK, #71 US Pop) and “Drive In Saturday” (#3 UK). “Aladdin” will hit #1 on the UK album chart and peak at #17 on the Billboard Top 200.