The Democratic National Convention used John Prine's last recording for a COVID-19 memorial video

John Prine featured in DNC memorial video
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The opening night of the Democratic National Convention virtual experiment had its high points and low ones, the speeches from Democratic and a handful of Republican politicians interspersed with musical performances, prerecorded videos, conversations with normal people who said they will vote for Joe Biden, and lots of Eva Longoria. In one of the night's more somber moments, the Democrats broadcast an in memoriam video for the 170,500 people who have died from COVID-19 in the U.S.

One of those Amerians who died from complications COVID-19 was the great singer-songwriter John Prine, and his final recording, "I Remember Everything," was the soundtrack to the memorial.

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Peter Weber, The Week US

Peter has worked as a news and culture writer and editor at The Week since the site's launch in 2008. He covers politics, world affairs, religion and cultural currents. His journalism career began as a copy editor at a financial newswire and has included editorial positions at The New York Times Magazine, Facts on File, and Oregon State University.