Wednesday, February 28, 2024

David Bowie Sends a Christmas Greeting within the Voice of Elvis Presley (and Sings “I Cannot Assist Falling in Love With You”)

After David Bowie died in 2016, we dis­cov­ered that the musi­cian had a knack for doing impres­sions of fel­low celebri­ties. May he sing a track within the fashion of Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Tom Waits, and Bruce Spring­steen? Seems, he may. And sure, he may do an Elvis impres­sion too.

The clip above aired again in 2013 on “This Is Radio Conflict,” a radio present host­ed by the Conflict’s Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and High­per Head­on. “Hel­lo each­physique,” that is David Bowie mak­ing a tele­cellphone name from the US of A. Presently of the 12 months I can’t assist however remem­ber my British-ness and all of the jol­ly British folks, so right here’s to you and have your­selves a Mer­ry lit­tle Christ­mas and a Hap­py New Yr. Thanks very a lot.”

It’s perhaps not as mem­o­rable as his 1977 Christ­mas duet with Bing Cros­by, however, hey, it’s nonetheless a enjoyable lit­tle approach to get the hol­i­day sea­son in swing.

Bonus: Under hear Bowie sing Pres­ley’s clas­sic “I Can’t Assist Falling in Love With You.” I had­n’t heard it earlier than, and it’s a deal with.

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

David Bowie Sings Impres­sions of Bruce Spring­steen, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits & Extra In Stu­dio Out­takes (1985)

Watch Bing Crosby’s Ultimate Christ­mas Spe­cial, Fea­tur­ing a Well-known Duet with Bowie, and Bowie Intro­duc­ing His New Tune, “Heroes” (1977)

Professional­duc­er Tony Vis­con­ti Breaks Down the Mak­ing of David Bowie’s Clas­sic “Heroes,” Monitor by Monitor


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