Friday, June 21, 2024

Springsteen Plays “Don’t Hang Up” in Australia: “We come to you, embarrassed Americans tonight”


Bruce Springsteen played Melbourne, Australia last night– great timing for the Boss Down Under. Springsteen, an appropriately outraged Trump critic, mocked Trump for having a phone fight with the Aussie PM. The Boss sang “Don’t Hang Up,” a 60s hit, after saying: We come to you, embarrassed Americans tonight.”

Here’s the Orlons original from 1962

Written by Dave Appell & Kal Mann
Executive producer: Bernie Lowe
Lead vocals: Rossetta Hightower
Backing vocals: Marlena Davis & Shirley Brickley
Support vocals: Steve Caldwell
**if anyone knows who played that amazing horn email me

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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