Sunday, December 25, 2016


Bing may have been somewhat aware 0f Bowie by word of mouth from a relative or colleague, but I doubt Bowie would have been on the Pop culture radar of the 73 year old Crosby, esp. when Pop culture wasn’t as widely disseminated as it is today.
A month after the special featuring their duet, Crosby was dead of a heart attack. The special was broadcast on CBS about a month after his death.
"Peace on Earth," an original tune that Bowie sings an arrangement that weaved “Little Drummer Boy together was written in about 75 minutes, Bowie and Crosby nailed the performance with less than an hour of rehearsal.
It's unclear, however, whether Crosby had any idea who Bowie was.

If anyone has definitive clues as to what Bing thought of David Bowie, I would be interested in hearing your comments...

1 comment:

  1. There was an interview Bowie gave and he was asked about the recording of the Christmas special. I remember being impressed that Bowie's children wanted to talk to Crosby and they called the children from the set after recording was completed. This leads me to believe Crosby liked Bowie as he did him that kindness. He may not have known him well but he seemed to respect him and his talent. Just my opinion extracted from that comment Bowie shared.