Fred Armisen for David Bowie

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Fred Armisen

Fred Armisen: When I was in high school and living in Long Island, I stayed up to see David Bowie play on Saturday Night Live. And watching him was for me a life changing experience. He had these backup singers that were like, choir singers from the future. And a toy put with a TV monitor in his mouth. David Bowie transformed whatever space he was in, whatever medium he was using, and that night for me he transformed a live television. I encourage you go to go nbc.com to watch all of his performances from that night in 1979. And now, David Bowie.

[Cut to old video of David Bowie singing Man Who Sold The World by Nirvana.]

David Bowie: We passed upon the stair
We spoke of was and when
Although I wasn’t there
He said I was his friend
Which came as a surprise
I spoke into his eyes
I thought you died alone
A long long time ago
Oh no, not me
We never lost control
You’re face to face
With the man who sold the world

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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