Bruce Springsteen Receives Medal Of Freedom

11/23/2016
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Bruce Springsteen

(Classic Rock) Music star Bruce Springsteen was presented with the Presidential Medal Of Freedom at a ceremony at the White House that took place earlier this week.

Outgoing US President Barack Obama bestowed America's highest civilian honor to The Boss which is "presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."

Obama said of Springsteen: "I am the President, he is The Boss. And pushing 70, he is still laying down four-hour live sets. If you have not been at them, he is working! Fire-breathing rock'n'roll. So I thought twice about giving him a medal named for freedom, because we hope he remains, in his words, a 'prisoner of rock'n'roll' for years to come." Read more here.

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