Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy is a Christmas song with an added counterpoint performed by David Bowie and Bing Crosby. "The Little Drummer Boy" is a Christmas song written in , while the "Peace on Earth" tune and lyrics, written by Ian Fraser, Larry Grossman, and Alan Kohan, were added to the song specially. 30 Nov David Bowie and Bing Crosby's "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" — which was filmed on Sept. 11, , for Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas special — remains one of the most absurd (but charming) TV duets of all time. The odd couple huddle around a piano in a lavish home decorated for the holidays. Peace on Earth / Little Drummer Boy Lyrics: Bowie: Hello you the new butler? / Crosby: Hahaha! Well, it's been a long time since I've been the new anything! / Bowie: What's happened to Hudson? / Crosby: I guess he's.
24 Nov The collaboration defied musical logic. But in , art-rock icon David Bowie and smooth crooner Bing Crosby came together for a now-infamous duet of the holiday staple "Little Drummer Boy" for Crosby's TV special Bing Crosby's A Merrie Olde Christmas. It's a fascinating moment in pop history – one. 26 Dec Forty years ago this holiday season, a glam rocker from London knocked on the door of a Spokane crooner in his twilight years. David Bowie and Bing Crosby went on to record "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth," an unlikely Christmas hit that's still a staple on the airwaves during the holiday season. 21 Dec The year was “The Little Drummer Boy” was just another beloved, if tired, traditional Christmas carol. Then came David Bowie, Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas, and “Peace on Earth.” The little drummer boy would never be the same again. Bing Crosby, David Bowie - The Little Drummer Boy.
23 Jul The pair recorded “The Little Drummer Boy” in , when Bowie was 30 and Crosby was Crosby died the following month.