Sunday, December 14

Miscellaneous Memories

No soup today, we are baking cookies in our house and it smells heavenly! So far we have snickerdoodles, peanut butter buttons, sugar cookies, butterscotch crunch, cocoa orange spice, banana chocolate oat, snowberries and the dough for peppermint swirls chilling in the refrigerator.

For those who are new readers I thought that I would post two of my favorite posts from last holiday season - The Bing Crosby and David Bowie's Peace on Earth video and my interview with author and Rankin/Bass historian Rick Goldschmidt.

On September 11, 1977 Bing Crosby was in London on a concert tour and to tape his yearly TV Christmas special. It was Bing's idea that he should have a young star as a guest on his TV show. Someone suggested David Bowie.

The idea was that he and Bowie would perform "The Little Drummer Boy" as a duet. Bowie felt the song did not showcase his voice very well, so the writers added "Peace on Earth," which suited Bowie's voice quite well. The two met for the first time on the morning of the taping, rehearsed for an hour and finished their duet in only three takes. Bing died a month later. The public did not see their performance until after his death.

I hope that new and longtime readers alike will enjoy the trip down memory lane.


vicki archer said...

A delightful trip indeed Ronda, xv.

Pigtown*Design said...

Cookies all sound wonderful, especially the chocolate-orange ones... recipes?

Kellogg Collection said...

It was a classic event, for those of us who are fans. I tried to explain the video to a young peer who had never heard of either man. My God I'm Old.

ALL THE BEST said...

It's impossible for me to imagine that someone has never heard of either man. My God I'm Old too!!!!

Karen said...

No matter our age, this IS timeless!! thank you so much Ronda. Christmas lives in our memories as well as in out kitchens!! Merry Christmas to all.