His long blond hair is grey, and his voice is okay, but not as strong as it used to me. Two things about Jerry Lee Lewis, however, haven't changed: He can still play the piano and fans love his hits.
The last song he played was Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On, described by John Lennon as the perfect rock and roll song. Towards the end, he stood up, kicked away the piano stool he was sitting on, and the crowd went wild. They knew he was about to do some serious "tickling the ivories."
Down in New Orleans, where everything is fine
All them cats is drinkin' that wine
Drinkin' that mess to their delight
When they get drunk, start drinkin' all night
Drinkin' wine spo-de-o-dee, drinkin' wine, bop ba
Pass that bottle to me.
The Doobie Brothers, Motown and lots more -- that's what Michael McDonald played. He still has this amazingly strong voice. McDonald has surrounded himself with terrific musicians and backup singers, and they can make some serious music. The drummer, by the way, is a female who is from Memphis. I didn't catch her name, but (based on a Google search) I think it's Cindy Mizelle.
But what a fool believes ... he sees.
No wise man has the power to reason away
What seems . . . to be
Is always better than nothing
Hall and Oates only played two songs before the concert was canceled because of a tornado warning. Below is Daryl Hall:
Images by MOJO and taken with my P&S.