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Saturday Night Live Pays Tribute to David Bowie by Digging Up His 1979 Performance on the Show

To honor David Bowie, who passed away last Sunday at the age of 69, SNL brought on Fred Armisen to reminisce about the time he stayed up to watch Bowie’s 1979 appearance on the show. “David Bowie, whatever space he was in, whatever medium he was using, and that night for me, he transformed live television,” Armisen said, before introducing a short clip of Bowie’s performance of “The Man Who Sold the World.” Watch that clip above and clips from the rest of Bowie’s appearance below.

SNL Pays Tribute to David Bowie