Elvis Presley and David Bowie are still huge stars, even in the years following their tragic deaths. While both men will be forever remembered, January 8 is an important day as it marks both of their birthdays. But did the incredible singing pair ever collaborate - or were they even close?
It turns out that, while the pair sadly never did come together to make music, there was almost a big collaboration between them.
According to country music star Dwight Yoakam, Elvis was keen to have Bowie on his team producing one of his albums.
Speaking to Orange County Register, a USA regional paper, Yoakam admitted he and Bowie discussed their love of Elvis back in 1977.
About six months before Elvis death in August of that year, Bowie told Yoakam of a time when the King of Rock and Roll called him, asking him to produce his next album.
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Did Elvis collaborate with David Bowie? (Image: Getty)
Speaking to the paper further, Yoakam said: “That was based on Elvis having heard Bowie’s Golden Years, and I thought ‘Oh my God, it’s a tragedy that he was never able to make that’
“I couldn’t even imagine 1977 David Bowie producing Elvis. It would have been fantastic.
“It has to be one of the greatest tragedies in pop music history that it didn’t happen, one of the biggest missed opportunities.”
Bowie has admitted he was a major fan of Elvis, however Yoakam did not reveal the reason why Bowie seemingly turned the King down.
David Bowie at the Webby Awards (Image: Getty)
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