Monday, December 7, 2009

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AT KENNEDY CENTER HONORS

(images taken from Backstreets.com)

Last night, Bruce Springsteen was one of the artists who was honored at the annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony in Washington, DC. I'm glad that he got it this year - it was nice for him to receive the medal from Barack Obama. I mean, what would George W. have had to say about Bruce? The President's speech was predictably great, and you can read it on the White House blog. Jon Stewart also paid tribute, but the real tributes were in the performances: John Mellencamp performed "Born In The U.S.A.," Ben Harper did "My Father's House" (which he first covered for a tribute to Bruce's Nebraska that came out a few years back on Sub Pop), Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland did "Glory Days," Ben and Jennifer did "I'm On Fire," Melissa Etheridge did "Born To Run," Eddie Vedder and a gospel choir did "My City Of Ruins" and Sting with a bigger gospel choir did "The Rising." I can't wait to see this on CBS when it airs on December 29.

4 comments:

Ms Hen said...

What a great blog.

I was doing some music research on the Internet and found your blog.

You seem to know a lot about musicians.

Do you know if Stanley Lynch, the drummer for 18 years, with The Heartbreakers.. ever had any children of his own?

Thanks.. if you know the answer. And either way.. GREAT BLoG!!

Minority said...

Hi, Ms. Hen, thanks for reading and posting. I do know of Stan Lynch, I saw the Heartbreakers many times before he left the band. I do not know if he is married or has kids. All I know is that he worked with Don Henley a bit after leaving the band (I think he co-wrote some Eagles songs with Don).

Ms Hen said...

Hi.. Thanks for your reply.. :)

I appreciate it.

Betty Ann

Minority said...

thanks Betty Ann, hope you check it out again!