Annie (canadanne) wrote in u2,
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Pavarotti: there's a rock 'n' roll star...

What sad news that Luciano Pavarotti has died. I'm sure Bono will have a few words to say later, if he hasn't already. I can remember joyfully singing along to Nessun Dorma (despite having no idea of the lyrics) as a 7-year-old child during the 1990 World Cup - I just loved it. :)

I thought it'd be nice to post some U2 / Pavarotti goodies as a tribute.

MacPhisto phones Pavarotti (Bologna, Italy, 17th July 1993)

Passengers performance of 'Miss Sarajevo' from the Pavarotti & Friends charity concert (Modena, Italy, 12th September 1995):

Bono and Pavarotti perform 'Ave Maria' at the Pavarotti & Friends concert (Modena, Italy, 27th May 2003)
[Video available on YouTube]

Bono, Pavarotti and Zucchero perform 'Miserere' at the Pavarotti & Friends concert (Modena, Italy, 27th May 2003)
[Video available on YouTube]

If anyone's interested, I wrote some background information about the charity concerts in my Song Of The Day post about the Modena performance of 'One'.

RIP, Maestro!


EDIT: Bono has now shared some thoughts here...

EDIT #2: The BBC website has an audio clip (7 minutes 46) of Bono talking and laughing about Pavarotti, it's very affectionate and sweet. Needless to say, the word "extraordinary" features a lot. ;)  Go here and the link is in the top right-hand corner.
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