Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

David Bowie doing perfect impressions of Springsteen, Dylan and Lou Reed will make your day

We miss him. John Niven misses him. And now we're set for a fresh wave of bittersweet memories to wash over us.

As the wider world went about its collective mourning after David Bowie's death, record producer Mark Saunders turned to a unique recording he had made with singer in 1985. 

During some momentary downtime at the close of a recording session for the Absolute Beginners soundtrack (a rock musical in which Bowie starred), Bowie began impersonating popular singers, even taking requests from the sound engineers.

Saunders recently shared the recording with The Talk House - and we insist you plug it into your ears immediately. 

Here is the order of impersonations:

0:00 Bruce Springsteen 
0:49 Bob Dylan or Marc Bolan? 
1:45 Tom Waits 
2:29 Lou Reed 
3:25 Anthony Newley 
4:13 Iggy Pop 
5:14 Neil Young

Related

bowie2.jpg

David Bowie: Fashion's patron saint

king.jpg

John Niven: In Memory Of The Thin White Duke

bowie.jpg

David Bowie rejected Coldplay because he didn't like their song

Comments

More

Check out the exclusive euphoric new video from Tom Chaplin

Here's the promo for 'Still Waiting'

16 Jan 2017

David Bowie's most glorious rejections

Highly selective, and all the better for it

10 Jan 2017

The 17 albums you need in hear in 2017

Get your ears ready for these

by Dave Fawbert
09 Jan 2017

Can You Name 99 Songs From The 90s By A Single Video Screenshot?

09 Jan 2017

The KLF are coming back and this is why you should be excited

‘Transcentral, eternity, sheep’

by Dave Fawbert
05 Jan 2017

The biggest selling UK debut album of 2016 is pretty depressing

Even BRIT Award winner Jack Garratt couldn't top it

by Dave Fawbert
04 Jan 2017

This is the story behind that Bowie mugshot (and what happened next)

by Joe Ellison
01 Jan 2017

If there is any justice in the world this song will be Christmas No. 1

Chip Pan on Fire is the chart-topper we need

by Dave Fawbert
20 Dec 2016

The greatest alternative Christmas playlist

Festive (but not explicitly festive) tunes that you can hammer all year

by Tristan Cross
09 Dec 2016

Bear's Den's Ultimate Playlist

Indie folk Londoners reveal the songs they love

09 Dec 2016