US singer/songwriter Paul Simon‘s debut solo album is released.
Side 1 begins with reggae-influenced ‘Mother and Child Reunion‘ — how can it be only a motion away? ▷Songfacts▹ — and Side 2 with Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard (what did the Mama see?). ▷Songfacts▹
The album enjoys a top-5 reception from Japan to Norway. Simon’s sly mysteries, melodic gifts and rhythmic explorations continue to mark a long, welcome career. 2011 concert guest Rayna
Brit musican David Bowie releases Low (UK#2, US#11), the first album in his so-called Berlin Trilogy.
Bowie is living in West Berlin at the time; the trilogy is created with the help of Brian Eno and is produced by Tony Visconti. Visconti treated the drum sounds with an Eventide Harmonizer (also heard on 1975 Bowie single Young Americans) Sound and Vision
The other two albums are “Heroes” and Lodger. All three are international top-20s (but not in Germany!). Phillip Glass‘ 1992 album Symphony No. 1 is based on Low.
MeFi:Bowie Doing Normal Stuff