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Barack Obama’s Rock & Roll White House

All-Star Guests From Bono to Dylan

Barack Obama's Rock & Roll White House

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President Obama awards James Taylor with a National Medal of Arts and Humanities at the White House, March 2, 2011.

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Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones is awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Obama inside the East Room of the White House, March 2, 2011.

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Seal, John Legend, Jamie Foxx and Nick Jonas

Seal, John Legend, Jamie Foxx and Nick Jonas perform at the Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House on February 24, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney receives the Gershwin Prize from President Obama at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 2, 2010.

Beyoncé

Beyoncé

Photograph by Pete Souza courtesy of the White House

Beyoncé

Beyoncé performs during the State Dinner reception in honor of President Felipe Calderón of Mexico and his wife, Mrs. Margarita Zavala, in a tent on the South Lawn of the White House, May 19, 2010.

Bono

Bono

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Bono

President Barack Obama meets with Bono to discuss development policy in the Oval Office, April 30, 2010.

Will.i.am

Will.i.am

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Will.i.am

President Barack Obama meets with the Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am in the Oval Office, February 23, 2010.

All-Star Jam

Photograph by Pete Souza courtesy of the White House

All-Star Jam

President Barack Obama, the First Family, John Mellencamp, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole and Joan Baez sing "Lift Every Voice and Sing" at the conclusion of "In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" on February 9, 2010.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Photograph by Pete Souza courtesy of the White House

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan shakes President Barack Obama's hand following his performance at the "In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music From the Civil Rights Movement" concert in the East Room of the White House, February 9, 2010.

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen

President Barack Obama greets Robert DeNiro and Bruce Springsteen at a reception for the Kennedy Center Honors recipients in the Blue Room of the White House, December 6, 2009.

Thalía

Thalía

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Thalía

Thali­a dances with President Barack Obama during the "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina" concert, celebrating Hispanic musical heritage, on the South Lawn of the White House, October 13, 2009.

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley

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Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley performs for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at an event celebrating country music in the East Room of the White House on July 21, 2009.

The Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead

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The Grateful Dead

President Barack Obama meets with members of the Grateful Dead and their family members inside the Oval Office on April 13, 2009.