Had Elvis Presley lived his next producer may have been David Bowie.
Country star Dwight Yoakam has told the Orange County Register that Elvis Presley had asked David Bowie to record his next album but died before it happened.
Elvis was a Bowie fan and loved the sound of ‘Young Americans’, Bowie’s Philadelphia-made soul record. Yoakam was a friend of Bowie’s and shared the info that according to David, Elvis had asked him to produce a record six-months before he died.
“I thought ‘Oh my God, it’s a tragedy that he was never able to make that.’ I couldn’t even imagine 1977 David Bowie producing Elvis,” Yoakam told the Orange County Register. “It would have been fantastic. It has to be one of the greatest tragedies in pop music history that it didn’t happen, one of the biggest missed opportunities.”
David Bowie and Elvis Presley also shared the same birthdate, January 8.