Watch Ringo Starr, Kings of Leon, Bob Seger Pay Tribute to the Eagles
An inter-generational ensemble of musicians convened to celebrate the Eagles and perform several of the band’s most famous hits at the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors earlier this month. The evening’s other honorees included Mavis Staples, James Taylor, Al Pacino and the pianist Martha Argerich. CBS aired the special Tuesday night.
Ringo Starr served as an MC of sorts during the Eagles tribute segment, opening the proceedings with a short speech. “I am honored to be here this evening to honor the Eagles, including my brother-in-law, Joe Walsh, who forced me to do this,” he said. He then quickly introduced Kings of Leon, who rollicked through “Take It Easy” with assistance from a soothing group of backing singers.
Next up was Colombian musician Juanes, who delivered a meaty rendition…