President Obama sings at Apollo fundraiser, Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” (Video)

By on Jan 21, 2012 in International, Politics, United States Comments

Updated: February 22, 2012 10:45 p.m.

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US President Barack Obama sang at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on Thursday, January 19, 2012, to the tune of Rev. Al Green‘s 1972 classic hit “Let’s Stay Together“, as shown in the video below.

President Obama sings at Apollo Theater
Image Credit: CNN video

As noted at US news sites on Friday, President Obama belted a short line of “Let’s Stay Together” during the fundraising event in New York City after announcing that the 65-year old soul legend is also there.

“I…I’m so in love with you,” President Obama sings, while standing behind the presidential podium, as the crowd cheered, which was said to be around 1,400 supporters.

“Those guys didn’t think I would do it. Don’t worry Rev, I cannot sing like you, but I just want to show my appreciation.” President Obama said after he sang, joking at the people at the back stage.

Before he sang, the Commander-in-Chief thanked Tony Award-winning composer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, who hosted the event, where vocal artist India Arie and Al Green himself performed.

According to, tickets were sold for $200 each for general admission and President Obama, who is running for re-election in the 2012 election, is being expected to raise $3.1 million in his four appearances in Manhattan that day.

US President Barack Obama sings at Apollo fundraiser
Video Credit: TheObamaDiary/YouTube/CNN

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