Monday, December 3, 2012

Bing Crosby & David Bowie - The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth



The track was recorded on 11 September 1977 for Crosby's then-upcoming television special, Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas. The pair exchanged scripted dialogue about what they each do for their family Christmases, before singing "Little Drummer Boy" with a new counterpoint with original lyrics written for the special, "Peace on Earth".

Crosby died on October 14, nearly five weeks after recording the special; in the U.S., the show aired just over a month later, on November 30, 1977, on CBS.