The performer Pink, a.k.a. Alecia Beth Moore, is known for being a rock ’n’ roll rebel. Indeed, her fans have always loved her wild side. Occasionally, however, she changes tack and sings a slower song. And while performing in New York City in November 2015, Pink played something touching and emotional, a tune called “I Have Seen the Rain.” The song’s subject is the war in Vietnam, and she invited a very special individual up on stage to perform the ditty with her.
Pink has never been afraid to express her emotions via her songs. What’s more, it’s part of her appeal. She’s also spoken out against having a manufactured image. “I found that selling records wasn’t enough. I told myself after the first record that I’d rather go back home and start over again than be trapped in a one-dimensional world any longer,” she told The Sydney Morning Herald in 2003.
And Pink has cited lots of different influences upon her work over the years. They’ve included Janis Joplin, Madonna and 4 Non Blondes. Pink picked up her first singing competition trophy by performing Madonna’s song “Oh Father,” and as a teenager she was obsessed with 4 Non Blondes vocalist Linda Perry and her band. “I used to sit at 3:00 or 4:00 a.m…. screaming 4 Non Blondes out the window until the cops were called,” she said on a 2012 episode of Behind the Music.