In 1965, Nina Simone famously turned “Feeling Good” into an anthem of liberation. Five and a half decades later, and just hours after America inaugurated its first Black woman Vice President, Legend unfurled the song on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. He performed it on a grand piano and was accompanied by a military band horn section. Watch the replay below.
Elsewhere during the Tom Hanks-hosted TV broadcast, Springsteen performed “Land of Hope and Dreams” and Foo Fighters ripped through “Times Like These”. Earlier Wednesday, Lady Gaga sang the National Anthem during Biden’s swearing-in ceremony, and the New Radicals reunited to perform their ’90s hit “You Get What You Give” as part of Biden’s “Parade Across America”.