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Byrne sings Bowie, Pt. 1

I thought I’d post a video of David Byrne, along with Kimbra (who I don’t know) singing “Fame,” at a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, the year Bowie died, not the year Byrne inducted Bowie into the Hall.  According to Rolling Stone, “David Bowie was in Helsinki, Finland, touring in support of Outside when he entered the Hall of Fame in 1996. Madonna accepted on his behalf, and Marianne Faithful performed ‘Rebel Rebel.’”  Faithful had partnered with Bowie two decades earlier in the “1980 Floor Show” to sing, “I Got You, Babe,” with her dressed like a nun and Bowie as Ziggy.  I seem to remember Bowie not approving of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, saying something like, “Rock and Roll doesn’t belong in a museum.”  Without looking too hard, I cannot find the exact quote, but to my knowledge he never showed up in person there. (I did see a display of some of his wardrobe years ago when I visited).  

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