16 Inspiring Songs That Honor JFK

From the Police to Tori Amos, check out these unique ways musicians paid tribute to the President

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The Police, 'Born in the '50s'

Front man Sting, who had picked up his first guitar two years before the Kennedy assassination, worshipped his mother, Audrey Sumner. His earliest memories included her playing piano at their home in England and at the beginning of this nostalgic tune, he describes how his mother, a hairdresser, reacted to the sad news from another continent. "My mother cried when president Kennedy died," he sang in this song from the band's debut album in 1978. "She said it was the Communists but I knew better."

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