added: 19 Jan 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Marianne Faithfull, Ronnie Spector and Rickie Lee Jones to join a tribute to the music of the Rolling Stones at Carnegie Hall on March 13th.
Three female legends have joined the tribute to the music of The Rolling Stones benefit concert at Carnegie Hall Mar 13. Marianne Faithfull, Ronnie Spector and Rickie Lee Jones have now been added to the star-studded lineup. Each participating artist will play a song off Hot Rocks 1964-1971, which includes "As Tears Go By," the Jagger/Richards-penned song originally a hit for Faithfull in 1964. Spector's history with the band dates to the same year, when The Ronettes toured with the Stones in the UK.
Presented and curated by Michael Dorf, noted music impresario and entrepreneur, the previously announced lineup for "The Music of The Rolling Stones at Carnegie Hall" tribute includes Rosanne Cash, The Mountain Goats, TV on the Radio & Jovanotti, Glen Hansard, Peaches, Marc Cohn, Taj Mahal, Steve Earle, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jackie Greene and Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes).
The concert marks the eighth installment in an annual series to raise crucially needed funds for music education programs for underprivileged youth. Total funds raised exceeds $600,000 to date. 100% of the net proceeds from the concert will be given to eight music education non-profits: The American Symphony Orchestra Music Notes, Church Street School of Music, Young Audiences, Music Unites, FIKS (Fixing Instruments for Kids in Schools); and newly added beneficiaries The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, Midori and Friends, and The Center for Arts Education.