|Sis and me|
It’s Christmastime, there’s no need to be afraid
we let in light and we banish shade
And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joyThrow your arms around the world at Christmastime
Just some tunes, pics and clips to get you ready for the big weekend…..
Well this year we lost a legend in music David Bowie….here he is with Bing Crosby with a backstory….
The track was recorded on September 11, 1977 for Crosby’s then-upcoming television special, Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas.
Bowie’s appearance has been described as a “surreal” event, undertaken at a time that he was “actively trying to normalise his career”. He later admitted to having only appeared on the show because “I just knew my mother liked him”. Buz Kohan was not sure that Crosby knew who Bowie was, but Ian Fraser claimed, “I’m pretty sure he did. Bing was no idiot. If he didn’t, his kids sure did.”
According to co-writer Ian Fraser, Bowie balked at singing “Little Drummer Boy”: “I hate this song. Is there something else I could sing?”, Fraser recalls Bowie telling him. Fraser, along with songwriter Larry Grossman and the special’s scriptwriter, Buz Kohan, then wrote “Peace on Earth” as a counterpoint to “Little Drummer Boy”. Crosby performed “Little Drummer Boy”, while Bowie sang the new tune “Peace on Earth”, which they reportedly performed after less than an hour of rehearsal.
A few days after the taping, Crosby said of Bowie, “clean-cut kid and a real fine asset to the show. He sings well, has a great voice and reads lines well.”
Crosby died on October 14, nearly five weeks after recording the special at Elstree Studios near London; in the U.S., the show aired just over a month later, on November 30, 1977, on CBS.
And NOW you know the rest of the story…..
This blog would NOT be complete without TWO scenes (beginning and ending) from Star Wars Holiday Special which is arguably the worst television show ever……but you judge
JUST WATCH BEGINNING for characters (skip to 2:03 if impatient)….SO BAD!!!!
and YES Carrie Fisher is HIGH!!!!!
NOW BACK TO OUR REGULAR SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING….
MERRY CHRISTMAS Y’ALL!!!!!!!!