He was invited by (Listen My Brother workshop) colleague, Carlos Alomar, to join him in the studio (just to observe) with David Bowie for the recording of 'Young Americans'.
Not knowing that David Bowie was listening, Luther remarked to friend Robin (Clark) that the song could use a 'hook'. He proceeded to instantly sing the "Young American, Young American, he wants the young American", pitch perfect!
David Bowie was so impressed by Luther, he invited him to arrange the vocal parts and make a substantial contribution to the backing vocals for the album.
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