(From www.billboard.com, written by Gil Kaufman)


PICTURED ABOVE: Tim Barr of the New York City Fire Department Engine 16 performs the national anthem outside NYU Langone Health hospital. (Noam Galai/Getty Images)

“If you live in New York then you’re probably used to the sound of cheering, clapping and pots and pans banging together around 7 p.m. every night in a tribute to the heroic job first responders are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The righteous clatter got a sonic upgrade recently when New York firefighter Louis DeRosa from Ladder 15 hopped up on his fire truck with some masked compatriots to rip a Jimi Hendrix-like version of the National Anthem outside of New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Last Thursday, DeRosa plugged in for the inspiring rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ which drew a loud response from the crowd on the street.”


You can watch the video at the source here: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/9367069/new-york-firefighter-star-spangled-banner-honoring-healthcare-workers