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2Jan
2013
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Jon Stewart To Host MusicCares Person Of The Year Event For Bruce Springsteen; Performers Announced

Bruce Springsteen & Jon Stewart Photo: Sacha Lecca

Jon Stewart has been tapped to host the MusicCares Person of The Year Tribute To Bruce Springsteen. Also announced is a bevvy of musical talent that will perform at the event.

The performers will be Alabama Shakes, Jackson Browne, Kenny Chesney, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris,Faith Hill, Jim James, Elton John, Juanes, John Legend, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Sting, Eddie Vedder, and Neil Young.

Previous MusicCares Person Of The Year Awards have been given to Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, and Neil Young.

Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute — now in its 23rd year — provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need.

The event will take place Grammy Weekend on Friday, February 8th.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Who will sing "Thunder Road"?....

5Apr
2009
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Exclusive! “Change Begins Within” Review With Photos of Paul McCartney, Ringo Star & Eddie Vedder!

Paul McCartney & Ringo Star! 04/04/09 Photo: G. Dicker For Drfunkenberry.com
Paul McCartney & Ringo Star! 04/04/09 Photo: G. Dicker For Drfunkenberry.com

Paul McCartney & Ringo Star! 04/04/09 Photo: G. Dicker For Drfunkenberry.com

Paul McCartney & Eddie Vedder.  04/04/09 Photo: G. Dicker For Drfunkenberry.com

Paul McCartney & Eddie Vedder. 04/04/09 Photo: G. Dicker For Drfunkenberry.com

April 4th, 2009 is a date we won't be forgetting anytime soon. 

David Lynch hosted the "Change Begins Within" benefit show at the Radio City Music in New York to promote children being taught meditation in schools for relaxation and creativity.

While the premise of the benefit sounds wacky, the believers in the organization that turned up to show their support included: Eddie Vedder (From Pearl Jam), Sheryl Crow, Moby, Bettye Levette, Paul Horn, Donovan, Mike Love (From The Beach Boys), Jerry Seinfeld, Ben Harper, Howard Stern, Laura Dern, David Lynch, and the first public performance of Paul McCartney & Ringo Star since the passing of George Harrison.

The 6,000 seat venue gave a thunderous applause for a set that included "Yellow Submarine", "Blackbird", "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Drive My Car", "Jet", "Band On The Run", "Let It Be", "Lady Madonna" and "I Saw Her Standing There". 

Wow!  Have to Thank GED for this report and photos!  What an amazing night.-Dr.FB