Monday, November 30, 2015

Countdown to Christmas: Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth (1977)

I had this up before, but the copy I had was taken down by YouTube. Went to Dailymotion and found a copy, culled from a VH-1 broadcast from many moons ago, when videos still mattered.

Anyway, this would be Bing Crosby's coda, his final Christmas entry, as he'd passed away before his 1977 Christmas special aired. What follows is a one-time-only meeting of Der Bingle and rock chameleon David Bowie. Seems Crosby wasn't aware of Bowie's career before this, but his kids probably knew, and so did his management team. A medley of the classic "Little Drummer Boy", coupled with an original composition, "Peace on Earth", favored by Bowie, and one wonders if radio stations will play this charming package over the next 4 weeks.

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