Video: David Byrne Inducting David Bowie into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Here's a nice glimpse into rock history on this mournful day. In 1996, David Byrne inducted David Bowie into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Byrne does a fantastic job summing up Bowie's legacy in American music and culture. 

"When David Bowie came along, rock 'n' roll needed a shot in the arm," Byrne said.  "And when I first saw him, it was a shock and yet it was very familiar. It was very necessary."

Go listen to Black Star today too.



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Eric Sandy

Eric Sandy is an award-winning Cleveland-based journalist. For a while, he was the managing editor of Scene. He now contributes jam band features every now and then.
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