Christmas Song of the Day: “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth” by Bing Crosby and David Bowie

This may be one of the oddest pairings in music history, but it works. The track was originally recorded on Sept. 11, 1977 for Crosby’s television special, Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas. Crosby died a month later and the show aired in November.

Bowie apparently “hated” “Little Drummer Boy” and that’s why “Peace On Earth” was written and added to the tune. He agreed to be on the special because he was trying to “normalize” his career and because his mother was a Crosby fan.

David Bowie Official Website

Bing Crosby Official Website

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