Jon Bon Jovi's inauguration performance of Beatles' 'Here Comes The Sun' at actual sunrise gives us chills
21 January 2021, 15:18 | Updated: 21 January 2021, 17:41
Jon Bon Jovi sang a stunning version of The Beatles' 'Here Comes The Sun' at sunrise on a dock in Miami, Florida to celebrate Joe Biden's January 20 inauguration.
The star was taking part in the TV special Celebrating America yesterday (January 20) when he sang the 1969 hit 'Here Comes The Sun' on a Miami dock at sunrise.
The smash hit Beatles classic reflected the hopeful mood of many Americans after the historic swearing-in of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
The lyrics of the The Beatles hit includes "Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter/ Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here/ Here comes the sun/ Here comes the sun/ And I say it's all right," hinting at a brighter future after difficult years and the threat of a global pandemic.
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Bon Jovi had previously spoken of the honour he felt to be performing on the night, earlier tweeting: "I am very honoured to be part of the Presidential Inauguration tomorrow alongside so many incredible people."
Performing at the end of a pier in Miami with a backdrop of rolling grey clouds, the performance was a stand out on a night where the great and the good of contemporary American music were out in force.
Bon Jovi joined Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry (above) and more musical artists for the special concert hosted by Tom Hanks, which was shown simultaneously across several primetime TV channels.
Bruce 'The Boss' Springsteen opened the show singing 'Land Of Hope And Dreams' while playing his acoustic guitar on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, The Foo Fighters dedicated their hit song 'Times Like These' to teachers and John Legend gave a stunning performance of Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good'.
Earlier in the day Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and country star Garth Brooks performed at Biden and Harris's swearing-in ceremony at Capitol Hill and later the New Radicals reunited for a one-off performance of their smash hit 'You Get What You Give'.