Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Night One

Posted by The G on October 30, 2009 under G Reviews | 3 Comments to Read

All photos by G.

What can you say about a 6 hour concert where you see Jerry Lee Lewis (performing Great Balls of Fire), Crosby Stills and Nash (perform with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and James Taylor), Simon and Garfunkel (performing You Can Call Me Al, Bridge over Troubled Water, Cecilia, Mrs. Robinson, The Sounds of Silence and also performing with David Crosby and Graham Nash), Stevie Wonder (performing Signed Sealed Delivered I’m Yours, Higher Ground, Living for the City before being joined on stage by Smokey Robinson – performing Tracks of My Tears, and with Sting – performing Roxanne, and also solo performing Michael Jackson’s The Way You Make Me Feel – getting so choked up, the entire Madison Square Garden was crying), BB King (performing The Thrill is Gone) and Bruce Springsteen (performing w/ Sam Moore singing Soul Man, Darlene Love singing Da Do Run Run, with John Fogarty singing Pretty Woman and Proud Mary and with Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine performing The Clash’s London Calling, plus solo doing The Ghost of Tom Joad)?  INSANELY HISTORIC NIGHT!

Here’s a few pix to whet your appetite until next month when a highlights show of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th anniversary is aired on HBO.  After the jump.

Update:  Here’s the full setlist:

Jerry Lee Lewis :
Whole Lotta Shakin Going On

Crosby, Stills and Nash:
Woodstock
Marrakech Express
Almost Cut My Hair

Bonnie Raitt with David Crosby and Graham Nash:
Love Has No Pride

Bonnie Raitt and Crosby, Stills and Nash:
Midnight Rider

Jackson Browne with Crosby, Stills and Nash:
The Pretender

James Taylor with David Crosby and Graham Nash:
Mexico

 

Crosby, Stills and Nash with James Taylor:
Love the One You’re With

Crosby, Stills and Nash:
Rock and Roll Woman

Crosby, Stills and Nash with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and James Taylor:
Teach Your Children

Paul Simon:
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
You Can Call Me Al

Dion DiMucci with Paul Simon:
The Wanderer

Paul Simon with David Crosby and Graham Nash:
Here Comes the Sun

Paul Simon:
Late in the Evening

Little Anthony and the Imperials:
Two People in the World

Simon and Garfunkel:

The Sounds of Silence
Mrs. Robinson/Not Fade Away
The Boxer
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Cecilia

Stevie Wonder:

Blowin in the Wind
Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
I Was Made To Love You
For Once in My Life
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours
Boogie On Reggae Woman

Smokey Robinson with Stevie Wonder:
The Tracks of My Tears

John Legend with Stevie Wonder:
Mercy Mercy Me (the Ecology)

Stevie Wonder with John Legend:
The Way You Make Me Feel

B.B. King with Stevie Wonder:
The Thrill Is Gone

Stevie Wonder:
Living for the City

Stevie Wonder and Sting:
Higher Ground/Roxanne

Stevie Wonder with Jeff Beck:
Superstition

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band:
10th Avenue Freeze-Out

Sam Moore with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band:
Hold On I’m Comin
Soul Man

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band with Tom Morello:
The Ghost of Tom Joad

John Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band:
Fortunate Son
Proud Mary
Oh. Pretty Woman

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band:
Jungleland

Darlene Love with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band:
A Fine, Fine Boy
Da Doo Ron Ron

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band with Tom Morello:
London Calling
Badlands

Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band:
You May Be Right
Only the Good Die Young
New York State of Mind
Born To Run

Darlene Love, John Fogerty, Tom Morello, Billy Joel, Jackson Browne, Peter Wolf and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band:
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher

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Britney Spears – Madison Square Garden – Pictures!

Posted by The G on August 25, 2009 under G Reviews | 3 Comments to Read

Photos by G.
Britney Spears - "Live" at Madison Square Garden August 24, 2009.  All photos by G.

Britney Spears - "Live" at Madison Square Garden August 24, 2009. All photos by G.

While I am not a fan of Britney Spears, I am very happy that she has rebounded from tabloid fodder to being able to dance again. I attended the opening night of her 3-night stand at New York’s Madison Square Garden.  She pulled out all the hits for this sold out show.  Unfortunately, she didn’t do much singing – in fact, the only time she used her microphone at all was to welcome the crowd, to sing one song while seated and to count to 10 while she made her dancers do push-ups. At least for the majority of the show, she didn’t even bother holding a microphone, so at least she wasn’t trying to fool anyone.  In that sense, without the use of microphones, the Circus Tour is eco-friendly.  With that aside, she danced her butt off and the crowd, which consisted primarily of teeny-bopper girls and gay men, went wild during every song.

See lots more pictures and the setlist after the jump.

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