Wednesday, September 30, 2009

David Bowie & Cher: Young Americans and Other American Hits

by Dick Mac

In the mid-1970s David Bowie conquered America by singing beautiful songs with a hard edge, wearing dresses, pantomiming oral sex on stage, declaring an unorthodox sexual orientation, touring relentlessly, being seen with the most famous of the world's most famous people, associating himself with the best of America's young musical talent, and appearing on American television regularly.

If you're as old as me, you might remember this 1975 gem when Bowie appeared on The Cher Show. It is no easy feat to sing a six-minute medley of American pop hits cobbled together for a television show.

Being ultimate professionals, Bowie and Cher pull it off.