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!"
^The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time."
David Bowie #RIP Aretha Franklin “Queen of Soul”
David Bowie & Aretha Franklin, NYC - 1975 pic.twitter.com/oWWBxhrDTh
— Ziggypop (@BlackstarCorne1) August 16, 2018
Watch the full clip below:
[Photo via The Recording Academy/Twitter]