Thursday, December 10, 2009

"Heroes" on the Bing Crosby Christmas Special, 1977

by Dick Mac

Bing Crosby's annual Christmas Special was particularly odd in 1977, with David Bowie as the musical guest.

Their duet on Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth is now a classic; but, we rarely hear mention about Bowie's performace of "Heroes" on the same show. The video is dark, and stark, and features a montage of Bowie doing mime. It's not the type of performance by a musical guest that one generally saw on Bing Crosby's shows.

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