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30 Wild David Bowie Duets and Collaborations

John Lennon, Cher, Bing Crosby and more

David Bowie

15 May 1978, Rhineland, Germany --- (File) David Bowie performs during his concert in Frankfurt Main on 15 May 1978. --- Image by © Kirmer/dpa/Corbis

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With a career that dated nearly 48 years and a reputation as rock's greatest chameleon, David Bowie has managed to team with the best and brightest of every generation's rising underground — glammers, punkers, art-proggers, disco masters, rappers, R&B stars, industrial brooders, electronica blippers and contemporary indie rockers. But that doesn't mean he's not down to work with Cher, Bing Crosby or a Beatle. Here's 30 of Bowie's collabos from the iconic, to the underrated to the curious. 

David Bowie

15 May 1978, Rhineland, Germany --- (File) David Bowie performs during his concert in Frankfurt Main on 15 May 1978. --- Image by © Kirmer/dpa/Corbis

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TV on the Radio, “Province” (2006)

Bowie sought out TV on the Radio, among the hippest bands in New York in the early 2000s. According to TVOTR singer Tunde Adebimpe, Bowie phoned band member Dave Sitek while they were on the road. "We were at a gas station and Dave got the phone call and hung up the phone, 'cause he thought it was our friend Julian pulling another joke: 'Yeah, you're David Bowie, right.' He called him back two more times and said, 'No, I'm really David Bowie.'" Bowie listened to the tracks that would make up Return to Cookie Mountain and chose to contribute backup vocals on "Province."

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