Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, and 'N Sync were among the artists to grace the White House's South Lawn Saturday at a televised concert to benefit VH1's "Save The Music" Foundation.Dubbed "The Concert Of The Century," the show saw a number of big name artists, from blues legend B.B. King, currently in his fiftieth year as an artist, to newcomers (relatively speaking) 'N Sync, performing songs from their own repertoires as well as collaborating with other artists. Kravitz performed his hit "Fly Away," and later lived out a classic rock fantasy when he performed a version of Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower" with Eric Clapton; later on, he took the stage with Al Green and B.B. King for a romp through Green's "Take Me To The River." 'N Sync teamed up with Gloria Estefan for their recent collaboration "Music Of My Heart" from the soundtrack to the film "Music Of The Heart," which opens this weekend. Other notable moments included Sheryl
Crow's performance of her early hit, "Strong Enough," and Garth Brooks dropping his "Chris Gaines" persona for long enough to play a medley such anthems as "American Pie," "Get Together," "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother," and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." Also taking the stage at the show was former Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty and roots-rocker John Mellencamp, who was joined by up-and-coming blues rocker, Susan Tedeschi.For those who missed the show, VH1 will be rebroadcasting it this Thursday night at 9 p.m. (ET) and again on November 2 at 8 p.m. (ET).
-- Brian Ives