Amazon fetes 10th year with Bob Dylan and Norah Jones
Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. celebrated its 10th year with a concert on Saturday for its employees and customers that included a rare joint performance by Bob Dylan and Norah Jones.
The free concert for over 2,500 employees in Seattle, which was also broadcast over the Web, was aimed at showcasing Amazon's success at becoming the Internet's biggest retailer, unlike other unlucky companies that died along with the bursting of the technology bubble five years ago.
Jones, whose debut album "Come Away With Me" won eight Grammy Awards in 2003, paused once during her performance to say that: "this is the part where we usually do a Bob Dylan Song."
"But don't worry, we won't, because we're too scared to do that," Jones said of the singer-songwriter who set the tone for 1960s counterculture and influenced many later artists.
Amazon said that Jones' performance will be her "first and only show in 2005."
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