David Bowie And Bing Crosby Sing 'The Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth'

Publish Date
Friday, 20 November 2015, 3:28PM

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In 1977, just a short month before Bing Crosby died of a heart attack, the 40's crooner hosted David Bowie, the glam rocker, on his Christmas show. Bowie wasn’t crazy about singing 'The Little Drummer Boy'. So, shortly before the show’s taping, a team of writers had to frantically retool the song, blending the traditional Christmas song with a newly-written tune called 'Peace On Earth'. After one hour of rehearsal, the two singers recorded 'The Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth' and made a classic.