Eddie Money Sings National Anthem at KUJanuary 26th, 2010 by Lee Eldridge
As a teenager in the ’80s I was a huge Eddie Money fan. He sang the national anthem at the KU-MU game last night and I missed it. Got a kick out of this story from the Journal-World:
National recording artist Eddie Money sang the national anthem.
Money, who lives in southern California, had the time of his life attending his first KU basketball game.
“I’m in Allen Fieldhouse. This is where Wilt Chamberlain played. I just saw Danny Manning. I had a chance to meet Gale Sayers. I’m in heaven,” exclaimed Money, whose hits include “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Shakin’” and “Baby Hold On.”
Money, 60, said in a pregame interview with the Journal-World that he was nervous about singing the anthem.
“I played with the (Rolling) Stones, and I wasn’t nervous like I am now,” he said. “The only song I get nervous about singing is the Star-Spangled Banner. I sang it at a Chiefs game a couple years ago when they played the Raiders. This is the highlight of my life.
“My son goes to junior college. I wish he was here today to see how beautiful the girls are who go to school in the Midwest. I’ve been to UCLA, all over the place. The prettiest girls in the country are right here.”
Money, by the way, performed the national anthem at the Liberty Bowl, which is when he “ran into some friends who are from KU.” They had his agent contact KU about singing the anthem at a game.