25th ANNVERSARY ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME CONCERT, THE (TV)

Summary

This televised concert special, recorded over two nights at Madison Square Garden in New York, celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Host Tom Hanks offers opening remarks about the history of rock and roll music and then introduces Jerry Lee Lewis, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986, who performs "Great Balls of Fire." Crosby, Stills & Nash (inducted 1997) take the stage for "Woodstock" and "Almost Cut My Hair," after which they introduce Bonnie Raitt (inducted 2000), who joins them for "Love Has No Pride." Jackson Browne (inducted 2004) then joins them for "The Pretender." Next, James Taylor (inducted 2000) joins Crosby, Stills & Nash for "Love the One You're With," and Stevie Wonder (inducted 1989) performs "For Once in My Life." Smokey Robinson (inducted 1987) performs "Tears of a Clown," and Wonder introduces John Legend, who joins him for "The Way You Make Me Feel." Wonder introduces B.B. King (inducted 1987), who performs "The Thrill is Gone," and Wonder next performs "Higher Ground" with Sting (inducted 2003 with The Police). Sting then performs "Roxanne," and Jeff Beck (inducted 2009) joins Wonder for "Superstition."

Footage of various notable artists of the past, including Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers and the Ronettes is shown, and Paul Simon (inducted 2001) takes the stage and performs "You Can Call Me Al." David Crosby and Graham Nash join Simon for "Here Comes the Sun," and Simon introduces Dion DiMucci, who performs "The Wanderer." Little Anthony and the Imperials (inducted 2009) perform "Just Two Kinds of People in the World," and Art Garfunkel (inducted 1990 with Simon) joins Simon onstage for "The Sound of Silence," "The Boxer," and "Bridge over Troubled Water." Further footage is shown of prominent R&B artists, including Sam Cooke and Ray Charles, and Aretha Franklin (inducted 1987) takes the stage and performs "Baby I Love You" and "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)", which she dedicates to late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. Franklin then introduces Annie Lennox, who joins her for "Chain of Fools." Metallica (inducted 2009) appears next and performs "For Whom the Bells Tolls," then introducing Lou Reed (inducted 1996 with The Velvet Underground), who joins them on "Sweet Jane." Ozzy Osbourne performs "Iron Man" and "Paranoid," after which Ray Davies joins Metallica for "All Day and All of the Night." Metallica then performs "Enter Sandman." Next, U2 (inducted 2005) takes the stage and performs "Vertigo" and "Magnificent," and they invite Bruce Springsteen (inducted 1999) and Patti Smith (inducted 2007) onstage for "Because the Night."

U2 Frontman Bono comments on the meaning of rock and roll, then performing "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" along with Springsteen, followed by "Gimme Shelter" with Mick Jagger (inducted in 1989 with the Rolling Stones) and Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson and Will i Am of The Black Eyed Peas. Jagger performs "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" with U2 before departing, and U2 then performs "Beautiful Day." Clips of blues musicians, including Robert Johnson and Howlin' Wolf, are then shown, and Jeff Beck and others comment on the influence of blues music on the likes of himself and Jimi Hendrix. Beck and Sting take the stage again and perform "People Get Ready." Beck then introduces George "Buddy" Guy (inducted 2005), who joins Beck on "Let Me Love You Baby." Billy Gibbons (inducted 2004 with ZZ Top) then joins Beck on "Rice Pudding" and "Foxy Lady," and Beck concludes his set with "A Day in the Life." Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band take the stage, and Springsteen introduces Sam Moore (inducted 1992 with Sam & Dave), who performs "Hold On, I'm Coming" and "Soul Man." Springsteen next welcomes Tom Morello, who joins him for "The Ghost of Tom Joad," followed by John Fogerty (inducted 1993 with Creedence Clearwater Revival), who performs "Fortunate Son." Springsteen then comments on Roy Orbison's (inducted 1987) innovative song style, and then performs "Oh, Pretty Woman" with Fogerty, followed by his own song "Jungleland." Next, Springsteen introduces Darlene Love (later inducted in 2011), who performs "A Fine, Fine Boy," followed by Billy Joel (inducted 1999), who performs "New York State of Mind," followed by "Born to Run." Moore, Fogerty, Love, Browne and Morello then rejoin Springsteen and Joel for the finale, "(Your Love Keeps Taking Me) Higher and Higher."

Details

  • NETWORK: HBO
  • DATE: November 29, 2009 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 4:06:01
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 110155
  • GENRE: Specials
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Specials
  • SERIES RUN: HBO - TV, 2009
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CREDITS

    • Jann S. Wenner … Executive Producer
    • Tom Hanks … Executive Producer
    • Gary Goetzman … Executive Producer
    • Joel Peresman … Executive Producer
    • Joel Gallen … Executive Producer, Director
    • Rick Austin … Supervising Producer
    • Barbra Dannov … Associate Producer
    • Eliza Hindmarch … Backstage Producer
    • Scott Gluck … Backstage Producer
    • Louis Tancredi … Backstage Producer
    • Susan Glass … Backstage Producer
    • Dave Meyers … Event Co-Producer
    • Craig Cassidy … Landscape Screens Producer
    • Frank Garritano … Line Producer
    • Dan Parise … Line Event Producer
    • Tom Hanks … Host
    • Jerry Lee Lewis … Performer
    • Crosby, Stills & Nash … Performer
    • Bonnie Raitt … Performer
    • Jackson Browne … Performer
    • James Taylor … Performer
    • Stevie Wonder … Performer
    • Smokey Robinson … Performer
    • John Legend … Performer
    • B.B. King … Performer
    • Sting … Performer
    • Jeff Beck … Performer
    • Paul Simon … Performer
    • Dion DiMucci … Performer
    • Little Anthony and the Imperials … Performer
    • Art Garfunkel … Performer
    • Aretha Franklin … Performer
    • Annie Lennox … Performer
    • Metallica … Performer
    • Lou Reed … Performer
    • Ozzy Osbourne … Performer
    • Ray Davies … Performer
    • U2 … Performer
    • Bono … Performer
    • Bruce Springsteen … Performer
    • Patti Smith … Performer
    • Fergie (see also: Stacy Ferguson) … Performer
    • Mick Jagger … Performer
    • Will i Am (see also: William James Adams, Jr.) … Performer
    • George "Buddy" Guy (see also: Buddy Guy) … Performer
    • Billy Gibbons … Performer
    • The E Street Band … Performer
    • Sam Moore … Performer
    • Tom Morello … Performer
    • John Fogerty … Performer
    • Darlene Love … Performer
    • Billy Joel … Performer
    • Vincent Colaiuta … Performer, Jeff Beck Band
    • Jason Robello … Performer, Jeff Beck Band
    • Talia Wilkenfeld … Performer, Jeff Beck Band
    • Todd Caldwell … Performer, with Crosby, Stills & Nash
    • Bob Glaub … Performer, with Crosby, Stills & Nash
    • Mark Goldenberg … Performer, with Crosby, Stills & Nash
    • James Raymond … Performer, with Crosby, Stills & Nash
    • Joseph Vitale … Performer, with Crosby, Stills & Nash
    • Dwight Adams … Performer, with Stevie Wonder
    • Lanesha Baca … Performer, with Stevie Wonder
    • Errol Cooney … Performer, with Stevie Wonder
    • Fausto Cuevas III … Performer, with Stevie Wonder
    • Daryl Jackson … Performer, with Stevie Wonder
    • Daryl Keith … Performer, with Stevie Wonder
    • Ryan Kilgore … Performer, with Stevie Wonder
    • Roman Lamar … Performer, with Stevie Wonder
    • Aisha Morris … Performer, with Stevie Wonder
    • Morris O'Connor … Performer, with Stevie Wonder
    • Stanley Randolph … Performer, with Stevie Wonder
    • Victoria Theodore … Performer, with Stevie Wonder
    • Nathan Watts … Performer, with Stevie Wonder
    • Dejah Gomez-Woods … Performer, with Stevie Wonder
    • Warren Bernhardt … Performer, with Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel
    • Tony Cedras … Performer, with Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel
    • Charley Drayton … Performer, with Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel
    • Jamey Haddad … Performer, with Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel
    • Arno Hecht … Performer, with Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel
    • Jim Hynes … Performer, with Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel
    • Al Korosy … Performer, with Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel
    • Bakithi Kumalo … Performer, with Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel
    • Vincent Nguini … Performer, with Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel
    • Larry Saltzman … Performer, with Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel
    • Rob Schwinner … Performer, with Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel
    • Andy Snitzer … Performer, with Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel
    • Mark Stewart … Performer, with Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel
    • Robert Apgar … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • H.B. Barnum … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Chinbat Batmunkh … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Rick Bergacs … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Ravi Best … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Vity Chianuzzo … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Brenda Corbett … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Charles Craig IV … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Richard Gibbs … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Robert Hankle … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Andra McKoy … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Joe Mosello … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Nate Neblett … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • John Pendenza … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Barry Nudelman … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Craig Ross … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Joseph Stanko … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Vaneese Thomas … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Fonzi Thorton … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Brenda White-King … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Jacqui Whitmon … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • James Wright … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Teddy Wright … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • David Yee … Performer, with Aretha Franklin
    • Clayton Bryant … Performer, with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    • Tommy Burns … Performer, with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    • Clark Gayton … Performer, with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    • Charlie Giordano … Performer, with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    • Ula Hedwig … Performer, with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    • Curtis King … Performer, with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    • Ed Manion … Performer, with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    • Cynthia Mizelle … Performer, with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    • Frank Pagano … Performer, with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    • Curt Ramm … Performer, with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    • Mark Rivera … Performer, with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    • Ray Charles
    • The Black Eyed Peas
    • Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • Sam Cooke
    • Ahmet Ertegun
    • The Everly Brothers
    • Jimi Hendrix
    • Howlin' Wolf
    • Robert Johnson
    • Roy Orbison
    • The Police
    • Elvis Presley
    • The Ronettes
    • Sam & Dave
    • The Velvet Underground
    • ZZ Top