Bowie & Marianne Faithfull: “I Got You Babe”


The year was 1973.

TV’s Midnight Special aired David Bowie‘s 1980 Floor Show, a mind altering revue of rock, frocks, and genderplay.

In one highlight, Bowie, dressed like a glammed-up street hooker from Mars, and Marianne Faithfull, dolled up like a glitzy nun from the French highway, duetted on the Sonny and Cher classic “I Got You Babe.”

And they sang the freak out of it, making it sexy, fun, and even touching in a way that nimbly melded the otherworldly with kitchen-sink realness.

It doesn’t get better or more advanced than this.

And supposedly he did her after the show.