Mary Anne Hobbs/Scott Walker brings Bowie to tears

Jan 09, 2013, 04:10 PM

Here is an amazing clip of 6 Music’s newest recruit Mary Anne Hobbs bringing David Bowie to tears in 1997, with the help of Scott Walker.

After the excitement of Bowie’s birthday and new single yesterday, 6 Music listener Gary Preston dug out an old clip of Mary Anne speaking to David Bowie for Radio One on the occasion of his 50th birthday.

In it, Mary Anne plays him a birthday message from his hero Scott Walker, which makes the Thin White Duke cry. It’s a magical listen, complete with wonderful radio static.

You can catch Mary Anne Hobb’s second weekend at BBC Radio 6 Music this Saturday and Sunday from 7am. She will be joined by Oscar winning director Tom Hooper.