AP on Kennedy Center
brianinatlanta2001 at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 8 05:59:09 PST 2008
Earlier, another set of stars paid tribute to The Who in front of a neon-lit backdrop of the Union Jack, in honor of the British band.
"The full impact of it is still sinking in," Townshend said of the honor. "It feels a bit iconic."
Rock singer Rob Thomas sang "Baba O'Riley," and the British flag pulled away to reveal a choir of 150 New York policemen and firefighters singing the "teenage wasteland" chorus with Thomas under an American flag. They were thanking The Who for being the first musical group to sign on for an emotional Radio City Music Hall benefit concert after 9/11.
-Brian in Atlanta
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