Since it is the season

Since it is the season I thought I would drag this one out again. David Bowie appeared on Bing Crosby's Christmas special.  Crosby wanted to sing the "Littler Drummer Boy" and Bowie hated the song; which I don't blame him and where in the blazes does the Christmas story include a drummer boy?  As the story goes, according to co-writer Ian Fraser, Bowie balked at singing "Little Drummer Boy": "I hate this song. Is there something else I could sing?", Fraser recalls Bowie telling him. Fraser, along with songwriter Larry Grossman and the special's scriptwriter, Buz Kohan, then wrote "Peace on Earth" as a counterpoint to "Little Drummer Boy". Crosby performed "Little Drummer Boy", while Bowie sang the new tune "Peace on Earth", which they reportedly performed after less than an hour of rehearsal

Posted: 01.12.2017
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Since it is the season