Howard's Bowie Birthday Blowout (1998)
Stern has been obsessed with David Bowie for most of his life. But Bowie only appeared on Stern's show once, showing up at Stern's 44th birthday party at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom to sing "Fame," "Hallo Spaceboy" and "I'm Afraid of Americans," his biggest hit of the Nineties. "Man, you really truly are a genius and it's really rare to see you here," a visibly humbled Stern said. Stern would again pay tribute to Bowie after his death, arranging for Garbage, Greta Van Fleet, Billy Corgan and more to record their favorite Bowie songs. "He was always evolving, he was always on top of things," Stern said earlier this year. "He was just a great musician and a great songwriter and a great singer. I want to make sure that people remember David Bowie."