Funny how plastics creep their way into popular culture at the most unexpected times. Typically, we have at least a few pop culture items creep in news searches involving the word “plastic” because of someone famous had plastic surgery. But today, it's coming from a different take on the world of pop culture.
If you're music fan, you've heard by now that David Bowie passed away from cancer. In reading some of the news stories about The Thin White Duke (one of his personas), I read about “plastic soul.”
Seems like “plastic soul” was a term “coined during the 1960s by popular black musicians to describe Mick Jagger, a white musician singing soul music,” according to our friends over at Wikipedia.
There's even a documentary on his career called the Plastic Soul Review.
Bowie later described some of his 1970s music as the same. And he even made it on to the stage of “Soul Train” as one of the few white performers on the show.
He's a taste of that appearance: