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DrFunkenstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:29 PM
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Kerry Rocked Out Back In The Day
Rocking the Vote, John Kerry Style

WHEN the recording artist known as Moby headlined a $75-a-ticket fund-raiser in Boston for Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts the other night, some were stunned to see Mr. Kerry take the stage, grab a guitar and bark to the crowd, "Let's rock and roll."

Mr. Kerry joined a local band, Popgun 7, in Bruce Springsteen's "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out," after which he pumped his fist in the air, Springsteen style. "Don't say it don't give up my day job," he begged the audience. "If I weren't running for president so hard, I'd rock all night and have fun."

It turns out, despite his usual blueblood reserve, Mr. Kerry is a rocker from way back.

As a prep school student in New Hampshire, he played a mean bass guitar. How does anyone know? At the concert, Erik Lindgren of Middleboro, Mass., brought along a 1961 album by the Electras, Mr. Kerry's band, with liner notes that said he was "producer of a pulsating rhythm that lends tremendous force to all the numbers."

After showing Mr. Kerry the album, Mr. Lindgren said: "He flipped. He hadn't seen one in years."

Mr. Lindgren left the concert a believer in Mr. Kerry as a musician, if not as a president. "This is proof that the guy rocks out," he said.


The fifth Beatle?

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Monte Carlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:44 PM
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1. All he needs to do is play the anthem like Hendrix...
... and John Kerry will be in like flint. Just a thought.
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