Peace on Earth

History Revealed Advent Calendar: day 2...

Peace on Earth

It was the year’s most unlikely pairing, and was preceded by a piece of scripted chit-chat of almost toe-curling awkwardness, and yet somehow it worked.

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Reportedly in an effort to take his ‘far out’ image into the mainstream, David Bowie was guest on legendary crooner Bing Crosby’s 1977 Christmas show, with the pair dueting on Little Drummer Boy, to which Bowie added the ‘Peace on Earth’ counterpoint. Crosby died of a heart attack shortly after the September taping, making the show even more poignant.