Dancing In The Street – Mick Jagger & David Bowie

Welcome to this week’s “Flashback Friday,” where we relive the hits and genre of yesterday’s music. I know people still create R&B and Soul songs, but the music that lives on are those songs from the 50s, to the 90s. Whether you called it R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, House, Hip-Hop or even Pop, it is and will be everlasting.
This month is the 50th anniversary of the album that really put the Rolling Stones at the top of their game. Yes folks “Beggar’s Banquet,” was released in December 1968.
I am not going to start off with a song from that album, but one that demonstrated the friendship between two superstars.
David Bowie and Mick Jagger had been friends for over four decades before Bowie died.
They hung out together in London, England, New York and on the island of Mustique in the Caribbean, where they both owned houses.
The song, on which they decided to collaborate was the Martha and the Vandellas hit “Dancing In The Street.” The song was co-written by Marvin Gaye at Motown Records and inspired by that summer tradition in most “Inner Cities,” of children cooling off while playing with the fire hydrant open.
Bowie and Jagger would record the song and make the video in one day, whereas the Martha and the Vandellas version took two takes.
Here is the only collaboration between Mick Jagger and David Bowie “Dancing In The Streets.”

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