Watch Mick Jagger Perform At The White House
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Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger rocked out at the White House blues concert on February 21, 2012 for the “In Performance at the White House: Red White and Blues” series broadcast on PBS for Black History Month. Along with other blues legends Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck , BB King and Derek Trucks, Jagger was even visited by then-President Barack Obama during rehearsal and “listened to a few tunes”. Jagger also toured the West Wing with his then-girlfriend, fashion designer L’Wren Scott.
It was hosted by actress Taraji P. Henson and had Booker T. Jones as the music director and band leader.
Obama said at the event, “This music speaks to something universal. No one goes through life without both joy and pain, triumph and sorrow. The blues gets all of that, sometimes with just one lyric or one note.”
Jagger played “I Can’t Turn You Loose” before sharing the stage with Beck for “Commit a Crime.” He wrapped up his set with “Miss You” which he performed with Shemekia Copeland and Susan Tedeschi. It’s a typical Mick Jagger performance – bringing his A game whether it’s a stadium concert or something a little more intimate. The evening ended with a singing performance by Obama.