Mick Jagger was among the guests at a special evening to commemorate blues music as part of Black History Month - and the former Rolling Stone was so into the spirit of things that he and others cajoled the President of The United States, Barack Obama, into joining in on a finale of the classic blues song from his hometown 'Sweet Home Chicago.' Jagger was in attendance at the event - held in the White House's East Room - among other musical luminaries both past and present including Jagger, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, B.B King, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Gary Clark Jr., Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks.
Speaking about the blues, one of the most enduring musical styles to be created in the 20th century, the President commented "This music speaks to something universal. No one goes through life without both joy and pain, triumph and sorrow. The blues gets all of that, sometimes with just one lyric or one note. "
With that there followed an evening of rapturous entertainment, and Jagger was a central part of it, reports CBS, getting Obama and his wife Michelle out of their seats and dancing during 'I Can't Turn You Loose,' and 'Commit A Crime,' which he teamed up with guitarist Beck to perform. He also performed 'Miss You' alongside Shemekia Copeland and Susan Tedeschi, and it was he who put the microphone in Obama's hands to lend his voice to the rousing finale.