10 abril 2007
Joshua Bell's performance at the Washington tube has been reported all around the world but it is not the very first time that a famous musician takes part in an experience like this. On 1988, july 23, Bruce Springsteen skipped a VIP-arrangement during his tour in Denmark and took a walk down the street. There he met the street musician John Magnusson and asked him if he could borrow one of his guitars. Apparently they played a few songs together while about 50 people stopped around and listened to the music. This clip was recorded by one of them:
The performance made the cover of some danish newspapers the day after. A month before, on 13 Jun 1988, Springsteen had played with street musicians at the Piaza Di Spagna, Rome, Italy, in front of 15 people.