Still living in Los Angeles from the year before, this time with friend and associate, Ava Cherry, and usually away from Angie and her outrageous past times, David was about to heal himself of these disadvantages.
He would soon get off drugs the next year, and visit the East with Iggy Pop [Russia, Berlin, etc.]. But before that, he had more problems than ever.
While recording Young Americans, David would listen to the tracks upon completion. Fellow musicians, Paul McCarthy and his wife, as well as John Lennon, would drop by for a visit and listen to his new tracks.
One incident which defined his sensitivity was when they were listening to the tracks, and Bowie kept playing them over and over and over….
John Lennon finally said something like "Have you got any other albums?" and David ran away, furious at the comment, all in tears.
*sigh* John and David later telephoned each other, and John apologized for what he had said. Clearly, David was showing utter sensitivity towards everyone and everything.