In 1958, Merle Haggard saw Johnny Cash play in San Quentin, and went on to sing honest country songs for country outlaws. In 1982, future Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello saw Joe Strummer play with The Clash in Chicago and went on to play angry righteous rock for angry punks.
Hear Cash and Strummer sing Marley’s “Redemption Song,” with Morello on guitar. As one site succinctly put it, the recording represents “the first true punk rock star and the last. Together forever.”
Chills. Two of my favorite singers playing with one of my favorite guitarists on an amazing song.