"The /*Stones*/ and all of us are getting older. Nobody's giving it up. Nobody's lining up to be conventional," said singer /*Bonnie Raitt*/. "What does the establishment mean? Does that mean we, you, follow like sheep? No. We go our own way."
"Rebellion is lifelong. Rebellion, defiance is a lifelong thing. It's true," said singer /*Jackson Browne*/. "Rock and roll has always been the language of self-empowerment and of freedom and of self-expression and of community and it always will be."
The evening also included performances from /*B.B. King*/,/*Smokey Robinson*/ and /*John Legend*/, performing with /*Stevie Wonder*/.
"It was very cool to be here tonight and to pay homage to /*Marvin Gaye*/ and to the great legacy of Motown Records," said singer John Legend. "It was great to play, of course, with /*Stevie Wonder*/, who has always been my greatest inspiration as an artist."
And the night was pretty nostalgic, even featuring a moment with Simon and Garfunkel.
There's another concert Friday with more artists, including /*U2*/, /*Aretha Franklin*/ and /*Metallica*/. The show will be edited down into a future special for HBO.