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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

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