Watch David Bowie Present Aretha Franklin With Her 1975 Grammy Award

by Stephanie Maida · August 16, 2018

    1975. Man, what a year.

    David Bowie, in the prime of his Thin White Duke phase, was selected to present the award for the best female R&B performance at that year's Grammy ceremony. The room was full of legends - John and Yoko sat in the audience, and the nominees included Tina Turner and Etta James. 

    The winner, of course, was Aretha Franklin, rounding out her 8-year winning streak in the category since it was introduced in 1968. Talk about a sweep.

    When she glided up to the podium, she said, "Wow, this is so good I could kiss David Bowie!"

    Watch the full clip below:

    [Photo via The Recording Academy/Twitter]