Monday, 30 November 2009

Friday, 27 November 2009

And while I'm recalling Live Aid

Phil writes: How about this? No-one who saw this can ever disassociate this strangely haunting though not totally appropriate song Drive from these deeply shocking images. I think it was said at the time that Bowie gave up some of his own onstage time so that this video could be shown. It had more impact than any of the live performances.

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A dynamic duet by David Bowie and Mick Jagger

Phil writes: Some people (can't remember who) did Dancing In The Street on BBC Children in Need night and I was reminded of this. A great surprise at Live Aid, this specially recorded video brought the house down and, no doubt, lots of money in. They obviously enjoyed it too.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

A classic duet

Phil writes: This didn't start as a duet. First Diamond and then Streisand recorded it before they got together when it made a convincing duet - unlike some you hear. The original recording can also be found on YouTube and musically it's probably better but as a performance this one is pure class:

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