Friday, December 10, 2010

Stephen Harper sings Sweet Caroline

The Canadian Press

Date: Wed. Dec. 8 2010 10:58 PM ET

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn't bother speaking to his party's annual Christmas gala -- he sang to them instead.

And unlike the last time when Harper tickled the ivories with a solitary Beatles tune, this time he rocked the party.

From Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" to The Proclaimers' "I'm On My Way," Harper had hundreds of parliamentarians and staffers dancing and clapping in a packed downtown Ottawa ballroom on Wednesday night.

He even left the piano behind for one song, criss-crossing the stage with an energetic version of The Who's "The Seeker," before closing up the Guess Who's "Share the Land."

For an encore, the prime minister belted out the Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash."

But he didn't leave his beloved Beatles behind, taking a minute for a quiet piano tribute to John Lennon on the 30th anniversary of the rock icon's death....


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