The Last Laugh

David Bowie w/ Cher, bizarro medley

Above all else, David Bowie had great taste:

“David Bowie’s list of collaborators reads like a cavalcade of pop-culture power brokers: Brian Eno, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, John Lennon and Queen. He also recorded with Arcade Fire, TV on the Radio and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy.

Missing from that list? Fellow British act Coldplay, who once contacted Bowie in the hope of collaborating, only to be turned down by the music giant.

The band’s drummer, Will Champion, told NME they had invited Bowie to record vocals on one of their songs. Bowie replied, ‘It’s not a very good song, is it?’ (Or as the singer, Chris Martin, once told the story: ‘He called me and said, “It’s not one of your best.”‘)”

I’m much less of a music snob than I used to be.  But this story is gold.

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