A dream came true tonight for fans of what they used to called heartland-rock, as arguably the two leading icons of the genre, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, sang Springsteen’s “Glory Days” and Mellencamp’s “Pink Houses” together at the Beacon Theatre in New York. You can watch video of the songs, below.
The numbers were part of a benefit concert for the Rainforest Fund organized by Sting. The theme of the evening was hits from the ’80s and ’90s.
Other numbers included Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love” (sung by Robert Downey Jr.), the Elvis Costello hit “What’s So Funny (‘Bout Peace, Love and Understanding)” (performed by Bob Geldof) and Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” (performed by Sting). Springsteen also performed “Dancing in the Dark” and took part in the ensemble finale, “Don’t Stop Believing.”
Other performers included Eurythmics, James Taylor, Deborah Harry and Shaggy.
Springsteen and Mellencamp have been linked in many ways through the years.
Sting has been presenting all-star Rainforest Fund benefits in New York — always, before this year, at Carnegie Hall — since 1989. It’s not an annual event but he has done 18 of them over those 30 years.
Trudie Styler — Sting’s wife, Rainforest Fund co-founder and the producer of the concert — said in a statement: “With the Amazon blighted by fire this summer, and a real and growing awareness of climate change, there has never been a more important or more opportune moment to fight to protect our forests. All life on earth depends on their survival.”
Thanks to Spring-Nuts for posting this video to YouTube. It starts with Mellencamp performing “Jack & Diane” by himself, and then “Pink Houses” with Springsteen
Featuring the music of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees – The performers category is meant for recording artists and bands that have “influence and significance to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll” – we’re sure you’ll agree that these amazing artists have well & truly influenced so many & we feel fortunate to be able to perform their music for you at Newport Bowls Club in just a couple of weeks time!
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25 years ago today in 1994 Wild Night featuring Me’Shel Ndegeocello hit Number One – on the U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
Gotta love a ‘Wild Night’ – enjoy listening – thanks John & Me’Shell 🙂
The Ultimate American Rock Show will feature songs from groups who hail from different areas of The States, while likewise representing different styles of rock and roll, blues, roots & soul, that have stood the test of time.
We’re taking the music from Melbourne, to the people of Gippsland in just a couple of weeks time to Saluto’s Bar & Restaurant; the latest function & event venue in Wonthaggi. Grab a bite to eat at Picasso’s, open from 5.30pm before joining us at Saluto’s Bar & Restaurant from 8pm for a sensational night of US classics! Who’s in with us?
Saluto’s Bar & Restaurant
Hard to believe, it’s been 40 years since the self titled record ‘John Cougar’ was released, with the now all time favorite ‘I Need A Lover’, released on July 27 1979…
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