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July 29, 2004

Backed by the Boston Pops Orchestra, Bono sang a passionate tribute to Sen. Edward Kennedy on Tuesday night at Symphony Hall, part of the convention's salute to the senior senator from Massachusetts. On "In the Name of Love," Bono revised the lyrics to mention 1963 and 1968, the years two of Kennedy's brothers were assassinated, and praised Teddy's "American heart/Irish blood." Then they not only let Kennedy sing -- backed by an a cappella quartet, he tortured his part of "Sweet Adeline" -- but he also got to take the podium for the closing number.

Posted by acapnews at July 29, 2004 7:51 AM

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