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RIP David Sanborn: Bowie’s saxophonist on Young Americans and David Live

David Sanborn, who played sax on the Young Americans and David Live albums has passed away. Like so many other musicians who played with Bowie, Sanborn had a long and distinguished career on his own, though he wasn’t necessarily a household name.

He’s the one on sax in this video of Bowie performing the song, “Young Americans,” on the Dick Cavett Show in 1975. The musical performance is great, but Bowie never seemed to obviously bombed out on cocaine during the interview portion. Fortunately the band, including Sanborn, was tight.

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