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Intergalactic pimp: Donny Osmond dresses as ‘David Bowie’ and covers ‘Fame’ in 1976

Donny Osmond and David Bowie
 
I grew up watching the Donny & Marie show back in the 70s. I never missed a episode. Sadly, I was too young to have possibly appreciated Donny Osmond covering David Bowie’s “Fame” (from Bowie’s 1975 record Young Americans) on a show that aired during the first season of Donny & Marie in 1976. And guess what? It’s actually pretty good. Mind blown!
 
Donny Osmond dressed as
Donny dressed in his finest “David Bowie” drag perhaps, or is he trying to be an intergalactic pimp?
 
I’m not really sure, but it appears that the costume department for Donny & Marie must’ve thought “Bowie-esque” meant a sort of showy, Liberace-meets Elton John-meets-Superfly type getup. Once you look past that (if in fact you can look past Osmond’s ridiculous costume), it’s hard not to appreciate his 90-second little Bowie cover. This beautiful and bizarre bit of pop culture goodness that I had no idea existed before today (and can’t stop watching), is posted below. The full episode (which stars the great Ruth Buzzi) can be seen, here.
 
H/T: Kitsch Bitsch on Facebook

Donny Osmond gets down, gets funky

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘Crazy Horses’: The Osmonds tear it the fuck up

Posted by Cherrybomb
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02.26.2016
11:41 am
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