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"Heroes" on Bing Crosby's 1977 Christmas special

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on December 24, 2016

 

“Just for one day”

 

Inspired by Iman’s “Happy Holidays!” message yesterday, we needed no other encouragement to celebrate once more, David Bowie’s appearance on Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas TV Special.

 

Broadcast 39 years ago today in the UK (Christmas Eve 1977, November 30th 1977 in the US), the show was recorded in Elstree just outside London in the UK on September 11th, 1977.

 

Notable for the wonderfully bizarre, but nevertheless beautiful David Bowie and Bing Crosby duet of Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy, the TV special also contained an oft-overlooked performance of "Heroes".

 

In the promo film, Bowie sings an emotional live vocal over a backing track, with some not so subtle phasing and echo effects on his voice that may well have been added after the event.

 

Looking amazing, he sings close up straight to camera while several set mime pieces performed by Bowie are superimposed.

 

If you’ve not seen "Heroes" on Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas TV special, you’re in for a treat: http://smarturl.it/HeroesOnBingCrosby

 

FOOTNOTE: The shot of a shirtless Bowie was one of several stills taken during this "Heroes" filming session.

 

#BowieBing  #BowieHeroes  #BowieandCrosby

 

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    24 December 2016
    "Heroes" on Bing Crosby's 1977 Christmas special

     

    “Just for one day”

     

    Inspired by Iman’s “Happy Holidays!” message yesterday, we needed no other encouragement to celebrate once more, David Bowie’s appearance on Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas TV Special.

     

    Broadcast 39 years ago today in the UK (Christmas Eve 1977, November 30th 1977 in the US), the show was recorded in Elstree just outside London in the UK on September 11th, 1977.

     

    Notable for the wonderfully bizarre, but nevertheless beautiful David Bowie and Bing Crosby duet of Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy, the TV special also contained an oft-overlooked performance of "Heroes".

     

    In the promo film, Bowie sings an emotional live vocal over a backing track, with some not so subtle phasing and echo effects on his voice that may well have been added after the event.

     

    Looking amazing, he sings close up straight to camera while several set mime pieces performed by Bowie are superimposed.

     

    If you’ve not seen "Heroes" on Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas TV special, you’re in for a treat: http://smarturl.it/HeroesOnBingCrosby

     

    FOOTNOTE: The shot of a shirtless Bowie was one of several stills taken during this "Heroes" filming session.

     

    #BowieBing  #BowieHeroes  #BowieandCrosby