If you’re over 30, you have to buy, rent or borrow the new DVD highlight reel of the induction ceremonies of the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Watching the greats, including Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Ray Charles, and Neil Young, as well as probably 30 other legends takes you back to dozens of moments in your life, back when we lived through the radio and what it told us we should like. What is most surprising is that the music holds up, the performances are tight and inspired, and you end up feeling like it was all more than just music.
It’s three DVDs and your kids might not sit through all of it, or understand why you like watching these guys screaming and jumping around, but it will give you a close-up view of these performers that will transfix you.