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Fred Armisen’s poignant SNL tribute to David Bowie

Monday, Jan 18, 2016,10:58 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

London | Actor Fred Armisen lead TV show Saturday Night Live’s fitting tribute to David Bowie.

The former cast member recalled watching the late singer on the show in 1979 when he performed tracks such as The Man Who Sold The World, reported Digital Spy. Watching him was a life-changing experience. He had these back-up singers that were like choir singers from the future and a toy poodle with a TV monitor in his mouth, Armisen said.

David Bowie transformed whatever space he was in, whatever medium he was using and that night, for me, he transformed live television. Bowie passed away last Sunday (January 10) at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer.

Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and Brian Eno are among the other celebrities who have offered public remembrances of the late singer. Five days after his death, Bowie’s final album Blackstar topped the UK album charts, while he also had an astonishing 18 other albums in the Top 100.