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The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert (2009)

A four-hour music event featuring performances from two concerts held at Madison Square Garden.

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This HBO TV special celebrates the 25th Anniversary of The Rock and Roll Of Fame". It originally aired on Saturday Nov. 28, 09 from 8:00 PM - 12:10 AM EST. Appropriate for a Thanksgiving weekend. Jerry Lee Lewis opens with "Great Balls Of Fire". Crosby Stills and Nash sing "Woodstock" and join Bonnie Rait for "Love Has No Pride ", Jackson Brown for " The Pretender" and James Taylor for "Love The One Your With". Stevie Wonder performs "For Once In My Life" and " Higher Ground" and joins Sting for " Roxanne" and "Superstition". Smokey Robinson does his classic "Tracks Of My Tears". B. B.King sings "The Thrill Is Gone". Aretha Franklin performs " Baby I Love You" ,"Don't Play That Song" and joins Annie Lennox to sing "Chain Of Fools". Ray Davies and Metallica jam on "All Day And All Night" . Paul Simon sings "You Can Call Me Al", and pays tribute to George Harrison, as he joins Graham Nash and Steven Stills for "Here Comes The Sun". Paul reunites with Art Garfunkerl for "Sound Of Silence... Written by efffee@aol.com

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29 November 2009 (USA)  »

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Recorded live in concert at Madison Square Garden in New York city on Oct 29 and Oct 30, 2009. See more »

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Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.33 (2009) See more »

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The Best Rock Concert Ever.
10 May 2011 | by (Québec, Canada) – See all my reviews

Nobody has reviewed this?!? Whoa.... Let me just say that this is 4 hours of insanely good Rock & Roll music. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Almost Cut My Hair; Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground/Roxanne with Sting; Simon & Garfunkel - The Sounds of Silence; Metallica - Enter Sandman; U2 - Gimme Shelter with Mick Jagger, Fergie and will.i.am; Jeff Beck - Let Me Love You Baby with Buddy Guy; Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - The Ghost of Tom Joad with Tom Morello; and sooooooooo much more. And if you don't know any of those names but Rock & Roll has piqued your curiosity then this is step one for you. Enjoy. I sure did, and more than once.


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