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David Bowie Singing "Little Drummer Boy" With Bing Crosby Is Still the Freakiest

by Gary Pini

This clip is just as freaky now as it was back in 1977. It was recorded for a Bing Crosby TV
special and, sadly, Crosby died 5 weeks after the taping. Bowie, who looks here like a cross between Ashton Kutcher and Ryan McGinley, supposedly hated the song and only did it because his mom liked Crosby. The long intro inappropriately sets the stage with ridiculous quips like Bowie asking Crosby "Are you the new butler?" and then claiming he likes older musicians like John Lennon and Harry Nilsson. Regardless, somehow the holiday spirit shines through as the two perform their duet without ever making eye contact.

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