The Roots were one of the Headliners for the annual Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tennessee. The Philly band brought out D’Angelo, a mere week after performing with Rakim and De La Soul at the Roots Picnic. The performance was the first from D’Angelo in the United States in over 12 Years. Here the Roots and D’Angelo cover The Beatles “The Beatles’ She Came in Through the Bathroom Window.”
With the support of a nine-piece band and musical veterans like Roots collaborator James Poyser, D’Angelo joined Quest for over an hour, opening with Jimi Hendrix’s “Have You Ever Been (to Electric Ladyland)” and hitting songs like the Beatles’ ‘She Came in Through the Bathroom Window” and Led Zeppelin’s “What is and What Should Never Be.” – via RapFix
As Billboard reports, D’Angelo played his first U.S. show in 12 years last night during a surprise set atBonnaroo. He came out during the ?uestlove-helmed “Superjam,” where he was accompanied by members of the Roots, Parliament Funkadelic, and the Time. They covered songs by Led Zeppelin (“What Is and What Should Never Be”), Funkadelic (“Hit It and Quit It”), and Jimi Hendrix. (No D’Angelo songs were played during the set.) Below, watch his cover of “She Came In Through the Bathroom Window” by the Beatles.
The Roots surprised fans at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee when ?uest brought D’Angelo out to perform in the US for the first time in a decade. Up top is a performance of The Roots & D’Angelo covering The Beatles’ timeless cut, She Came in Through the Bathroom Window.