Early in the morning of March 4, 1986, Richard Manuel, one of the most recognizable and emotive voices in rock and roll, was silenced by his own hands. After a concert at the 'Cheek to Cheek' lounge in Winter Park, Fla., by the Band, who had re-formed without guitarist Robbie Robertson, a depressed and drug-abused Manuel returned to his hotel room and ended his life by hanging himself.
While Bill Clinton was burning up the 1992 campaign trail, the song that he officially slated as the theme for his future presidency was "Don't Stop", by Fleetwood Mac. So when he was inaugurated into the White House as our 42nd President on Jan. 20, 1993, it only made sense that the group would come out of retirement to play that same track at the Inaugural Gala the night before at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md.
While often the focus of critics who ruminate about his lyrics, exaggerate his love interests, or question his political affiliation, Bob Dylan continuously keeps friends and foes guessing. However, in a rare move on Jan. 16, 1993 at President-Elect Bill Clinton's 1993 Inaugural Concert, Dylan outwardly and musically expressed his feelings at a political gathering.