Alicia Keys describes The Apollo Theater’s significance as a New York City landmark. Landmarks Live in Concert rebroadcasts on Friday, June 23 at 10PM(check local listings) with Grammy Award-winning artist, Alicia Keys. A native New Yorker, Keys performs in notable NYC locations, including the world famous Circle Line harbor tour and Harlem’s Apollo Theater.
ALICIA KEYS: There's certain places you walk into and you know there's a spirit.
Like there's a spirit inside of the place because of the amount of people that have touched it and like left their sweat on the floor.
CHAD SMITH: You gotta rub the stump?
ALICIA KEYS: You gotta rub the stump.
I rubbed the stump right before this show.
Lauryn Hill probably rubbed that stump before the first performance she did when she was like 14 or something.
You have to.
Like, what are you crazy?
CHAD SMITH: Do you know how many... James Brown, every... ALICIA KEYS: Exactly!
James Brown rubbed that stump.
CHAD SMITH: One of the greatest live albums ever.
ALICIA KEYS: Okay!
CHAD SMITH: If that doesn't inspire you... ALICIA KEYS: Yeah.. it's amazing.
ALICIA KEYS: This song right here...makes me wanna sing.
ALICIA KEYS (singing): Hey I might not really be your mother That don't mean that I don't really love ya And even though I married your father That's not the only reason I'm here for ya I think you're beautiful I think you're perfect I know how hard it gets But I swear it's worth it, worth it That's what you do, what you do, what you do What you do for love 'Cause there ain't nothing, there ain't nothing There ain't nothing I won't do for us It may not be easy This blended family, but baby That's what you do, what you do What you do What you do for love Hey, hey, hey, hey