Wild Bill's Big List
Printed here is the list of inaugural entertainment obtained from President Clinton by New Times. In tribute to outgoing veep Danny Quayle, we've used the new administration's spelling on all names. (Yes, we'd also like to know who Whoopi Goldbert is.) Beyond (mis)spelling, don't count on this for complete accuracy. For example, we know Loudon Wainwright III canceled his Stephen Talkhouse gig so he could perform at the D.C. festivities. He's not on the list. Then again, neither are Geto Boys, Ice Cube, Professor Griff, Ice-T....
Salute to Children: Markie Post, Fred Rogers, the Muppets, Kermit the Frog, Cast of Disney Channel's Alice in Wonderland, Raffi, Roseanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Parachute Express, Diane Ferlatte.
Salute to Youth: Will Smith, Boyz II Men, Celine Dion, Joffrey Ballet, L.A. Youth Ensemble Theatre, the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club, Clarence Clemmons.
Americas Reunion on the Mall: Linda Rondstadt; Peter, Paul & Mary; Los Lobos; the Winans; Booker T and MG's; Little Feat; the Robert Cray Band; Beausoleil; Los Comperos de Nati Cano with Linda Rondstadt; Elvin Jones Jazz Machine; Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys.
Presidential Gala: Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Jack Lemmon, James Earl Jones, Fleetwood Mac, Bill Cosby, Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Al Grey, Ron Carter, Grover Washington, [Illinois] Jacquet and Wayne Shorter, Judy Collins, Chuck Berry, the Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe, Barbara Hendrick, Thelonius Monk, Jr., Herbie Hancock.
Lincoln Memorial: Kathleen Battle, Tony Bennett, Reuben Blades, Michael Bolton, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ray Charles, Melissa Etheridge, James Ingram, Ben E. King, LL Cool J, Bobby McFerrin, Kenny Rodgers, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Jon Secada, Sounds of Blackness, Stephen Stills, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Bebe and Cece Winnans, Yo-Yo Ma.
Narrators: Harry Belafonte, Ted Danson, Whoopi Goldbert, James Earl Jones, Jack Nicolson, Sidney Potier, Wil Smith, Liv Ullman, Michael Stipe.
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