Billy Joel rules New York. Prince has got a lock on Minnesota. But who takes hold of Washington? Hint, it’s someone who’s not nearly as cool as Nirvana.
In case you missed last night’s Kennedy Center Honors, I thought I’d show you some of the highlights. See videos from Don Henley, Garth Brooks, Rufus Wainwright and Brendan Urie from Panic! At The Disco.
Billy Joel, Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock were among the recipients at the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.
Not only is Billy Joel about to start a residency at Madison Square Garden, but he was also recently honored by the President at the Kennedy Center along with Herbie Hancock and Santana. It’s been a good year for the Piano Man…
Last night was the 36th annual Kennedy Center Honors. Four of the five honorees were musicians. Half of those play here at 104.3 K-Hits! Billy Joel, Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock were in the spotlight.
Joel will perform one concert there per month “for as long as his fans continue to want to come, which should be a long time.”
DeGraw’s debut was three decades after Joel’s, but that dilute the man’s impact: “I feel like I’m seeing things through his eyes when he sings his songs.”
Instead of displaying the icons Billy Joel and George Harrison in their newest advertisement (which, admittedly, it’d be hard for one of them), The Gap called on their children to cover their songs.
Carlos Santana and Billy Joel lead this year’s honorees at the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony, which highlights artists for their lifetime contributions to American culture. Also honored this year: funk/jazz legend Herbie Hancock, opera singer Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine.
From the Who to Jay-Z, from Phish to Ozzy Osbourne, popular music’s history is rife with giants who claimed to wave goodbye and take their last bows… only to make their comeback, or stage a reunion, short years after their supposed final encore.