EARL SLICK REFLECTS ON "CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE" AND GIVES INSIGHTS INTO BOWIE & HIS MUSIC

Feb 21, 2018

Earl Slick photographed here performing on the "Celebrating David Bowie" U.S. Tour.
Credit photo by Jamie Trumper

This program originally aired on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 but this re-edited version was re-broadcast on Wednesday, February 21st and Friday, February 23rd.

"MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES"

Musical Guest:  EARL SLICK (of "Celebrating David Bowie" U.S. Tour)

Iconic rock guitarist EARL SLICK called in to chat with TOM LOUNGES about the "CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE" U.S. tour that stops in Chicago at The Vic Theatre on February 23rd. The last time Lounges interviewed Slick was in 1980 at Rick's American Cafe in downtown Chicago when the guitarist was promoting his then band, Silver Condor.

Slick was a longtime member of David Bowie's band and a close friend; he played on several Bowie albums from 1974 through the 2000s -- including "Diamond Dogs," "David Live!," "Young Americans," "Reality" and "Heathen" -- and also toured live with the late rock chameleon.  Slick chats here about his years with Bowie, what was Bowie like as a band leader, and his thoughts on the Bowie albums he played guitar on with the late rock chameleon. Give a listen!   Great stories and memories are shared.