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Don’t Stand So Close to Me

Don’t Stand So Close to Me

While at home doing their part to keep their distance, Sting joined Jimmy Fallon and the Roots for a remote performance of The Police’s 1980 track “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” using a mix of random instruments and household objects they each had lying around.

Black Thought: Tiny Desk Concert

Black Thought: Tiny Desk Concert

(PG-13: Lyrics) With the NPR offices closed for now, their Tiny Desk Concert series is soldiering on without a live audience. In this intimate concert from The Roots’ singer and lyricist Black Thought, as he performs and tells stories about three new songs: Thought Vs. Everybody, Yellow, and Nature of the Beast f/Portugal. The Man.

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Yellow Submarine Classroom Cover

Yellow Submarine Classroom Cover

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots were joined by Ringo Starr to perform a low-fi classroom instrument cover of The Beatles’ 1968 classic Yellow Submarine in a just slightly more psychedelic version of The Tonight Show’s formerly green room. And the band begins to play…

Won’t Get Schooled Again

Won’t Get Schooled Again

During a recent guest spot on The Tonight Show, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots in the green room for perform their 1971 classic Won’t Get Fooled Again on a bunch of kid-sized classroom instruments. Naturally, Pete ends up smashing his ukulele to bits.

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