Thursday, April 18, 2024

Springsteen and Bon Jovi Performing on Same Stage for Hillary Clinton: Now You Know This Is Serious


Monday night, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will perform on the same stage for Hillary Clinton. The site is Philadelphia, adjacent to their home state of New Jersey. I hesitate to say they will perform together. But just their existence in the same place together is serious business.

If I were from Pennsylvania, I’d be pretty impressed. I mean, now you have to vote for Hillary.

The two singers are rarely seen together for any reason. Each one commands a huge following in New Jersey and its environs. But which is bigger? Who is the King and who is the Prince? The crowns rest uneasy.

Bruce is the King, simply from seniority. He arrived on the national stage in 1973. Bon Jovi came a decade later. And there’s a decade between them.

But still, it’s always been a little tricky. The last time I can remember them coming together was for Christmas concerts in Asbury Park in 2003. They were raising money for the town, and for the local sports teams. Sam Moore and Garland Jeffreys were among their guests.

Monday night’s show is at Independence Hall. Congrats to the lucky ones who get to see history made– not just a first women elected president, but Bruce and Jon together!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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