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!
It was reported on Facebook yesterday, Ian Allen, longtime member of influential group Negativland, passed away on January 17th at the age of 56 following complications from a heart valve replacement surgery. The band's founding member Mark Hosler writes: