Pink Invited A Vietnam Veteran To Play With Her, And When He Stepped On Stage The Crowd Erupted

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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.

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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.

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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.

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