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Song 21Young Americans

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David Bowie's Young Americans is ITP's 21st song. Recorded at Philly's own Sigma Sound and released in 1975, Young Americans captured Bowie's interest in soul and R&B. His legendary sessions at Sigma Sound has made this song and the album part of Philly's musical history.

Check out ITP's music video of Young Americans! Footage shot by Dallyn Pavey Uosikkinen, Howard Pitkow and Jill Frechie. Directed by Steve Acito of BlueWire Media!


David Uosikkinen

The Hooters - Drums


  • Richard Bush

    The A's/The Peace Creeps

    Lead Vocals
  • Kenny Aaronson

    Bob Dylan/The Yardbirds

    Bass/Background Vocals
  • Steve Butler

    Smash Palace

    Guitar/Background Vocals
  • Jay Davidson

  • Cliff Hillis

    Guitar/Background Vocals
  • Wally Smith

    Smash Palace

  • Ben Arnold

    Background Vocals
  • ZouZou Mansour


    Background Vocals
  • Don Van WInkle

    The American Dream

    Background Vocals
  • Andy Kravitz

"Of all of the songs that we recorded over the last 11 years, it was one of the most requested songs," explains David. "And although David Bowie was not a Philadelphia artist, it was more about capturing the sound of our city."

Young Americans Gallery