Wednesday, September 10, 2008

U.S. Foreign relations with U.K. A OK

The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are among the artists to be saluted this year at the Kennedy Center Honors on December 7th in Washington, D.C. The Associated Press reported that other honorees include Barbra Streisand, country singer George Jones, actor Morgan Freeman, and choreographer Twyla Tharp. Highlights from the honors will be broadcast at a later date on CBS.

Both Townshend and Daltrey released statements on, with Townshend saying, "This is a great thrill. Since the Who began in the early '60s we have loved American music and audiences and have made deep and lasting friendships with everyone involved in the industry there. Roger and I both feel our work in the United States has been as important as our work at home. Because our medium, rock music, is quintessentially American music with broad and deep international and multicultural roots, this honor is especially meaningful to us Brits."

Daltrey added: "As a teenager growing up in the austerity of post war England, it was the music I heard emanating from America that gave me a dream to hang my life on. That dream was to make music and make it there. I am deeply touched at receiving this honor. The warmth and affection I feel from our U.S. audience is humbling indeed. To be added to the list of past recipients of this award makes that dream come true."


Paul Simon performed on Saturday night in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Convention Center as part of AARP's 50th-anniversary celebration, according to Simon's career-spanning set included such solo favorites as "Still Crazy After All These Years," "Gumboots," "The Boy In The Bubble," "Outrageous," "Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard," and "You Can Call Me Al" alongside such Simon & Garfunkel classics, "The Sound Of Silence," "Mrs. Robinson," and "The Boxer."
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ has previewed Bob Dylan's new video for his song "Dreamin' Of You." The clip features Harry Dean Stanton portraying a Dylan bootlegger in the desert who at times is seen rifling through such legendary and infamous Dylan bootlegs as The Great White Wonder and a CD version of the unreleased 1963 live album Bob Dylan In Concert.

"Dreamin' Of You" is an outtake from 1997's Grammy-Award winning album Time Out Of Mind, and will be featured on Dylan's upcoming set Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8, which will be released on October 7th but can be heard on EHM now...

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