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Conan honors David Bowie with the best – and funniest – tribute we’ve seen

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:11PM EST

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The world this week is mourning the loss of rock icon David Bowie, whose incredible career spanned decades and who leaves us with a vast catalog of fantastic songs. Conan O’Brien this week paid tribute to Bowie and reminded us that one of his best traits was his fantastic sense of humor. And given that O’Brien had Bowie on his show several times over the years, he played a touching and funny video montage showing highlights of his various interviews with the singer.

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For my part, the funniest moment was when Conan revealed that he’d written a song that he wanted to enter into a songwriting contest that Bowie had announced recently. He then pulled out his guitar and handed Bowie a lyrics sheet to have him sing it while he strummed away the harmony. The look of annoyance and disgust on Bowie’s face as Conan hands him the lyrics is absolutely priceless:

Bowie does get some manner of revenge, however, when Conan wrecks his guitar’s G string while strumming:

Check out the whole thing below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.

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