David Bowie Duets With Cher
Fans of David Bowie, Cher, 70s fashion, and/or campy and weird viewing experiences might want to check out Bowie and Cher's lengthy medley, beginning with "Young Americans", and including parts of "Song Sung Blue", "One" (as in "One is the loneliest number"), "Da Do Run Run", "Wedding Bell Blues", "Blue Moon", and oh, so many more. It's enough to make one crave more epic medleys. This one is from Bowie's November 1975 visit to the Cher Show. He also sang "Can You Hear Me" with Cher, and took to the stage alone for "Fame" during the episode.
Cheesy, yes. Cringe-inducing, sure. More-than-vaguely-horrifying, perhaps. Yet there's something special about the variety show format that the U.S., at least, is missing out on in its focus on encouraging celebrities to ice-skate and dance. Shouldn't we have different celebrities embarrassing themselves in a wide variety of contexts without fear of being voted off, like our forefathers and foremothers like Cher did? They probably saved a lot of time not having to phone in votes.
With The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour presumably kaput, the world can only wait for a new variety show to step in and fill that gaping hole in the TV schedule... and I daresay, in our hearts.
David Bowie - Fame (from Young Americans)