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President Barack Obama Moves With Jagger

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Feb. 22 2012, Published 4:00 a.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Wild horses couldn't keep President Barack Obama away from the mic, as the commander in chief performed and alongside a trio of musical legends in Mick Jagger, B.B. King and Jeff Beck in the East Room of the White House Tuesday night.

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The president did not channel Al Green this time, paying tribute to his hometown with a rendition of Sweet Home Chicago.

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He described to the AP his love of music -- particularly the blues. 

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"This music speaks to something universal: No one goes through life without both joy and pain, triumph and sorrow,” he said. “The blues gets all of that, sometimes with just one lyric or one note."

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The event was taped for an upcoming PBS special, In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues, which airs Monday at 9/8c.


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