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Video Roundup: The King & the Thin White Duke

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Janice Headley
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In a surprising bit of serendipity, two members of musical royalty share a birthday today: Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947). The shared date of birth is not lost on the musicians: Bowie wrote his 1975 hit "Golden Years" for Elvis, who turned it down. UK comedian/impersonator Stevie Riks put together this imagined collaboration:

And then in 2013, Bowie called up BBC Radio 6 on Christmas Day and delivered his own spot-on impersonation of The King:

But aside from all that, the two never collaborated or covered each other's songs. Fortunately for us, many other artists did. Enjoy this Video Round-Up of Elvis and Bowie covers as we celebrate these two icons of rock royalty!

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