The Rock and Roll Hame of Fame 25th Anniversary events kicked off last night at Madison Square Garden with key Jersey representation, including sets by Paul Simon of Newark and Bruce Springsteen of Long Branch. Here’s Simon and former collaborator Art Garfunkel really milking “Sounds of Silence.” You can also see Springsteen milking the intro to “10th Avenue Freeze Out” and other hambone performances at YouTube. Full set list here. This year’s HoF inductees are Jeff Beck, Metallica, Bobby Womack, Wanda Jackson, Elvis sidemen Bill Black and DJ Fontana, Spooner Oldham, and New! York! City’s! Own! Little Anthony and the Imperials and Run-D.M.C. Another MSG concert will take place tonight.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 30, 2009