Singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson, composer of country crossover hit “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make it Through the Night” and other tunes, will give a concert on Feb. 25 at Blaisdell Concert Hall.
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are on sale now through Ticketmaster.com priced from $34.50 to $62.50. Prices increase $2 on the day of the concert. Use “Bobby” as password.
Kristofferson, an Oxford graduate, flew helicopter for the Army in the early 1960s before leaving military service and pursuing music as a career. Inspired by country artists Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, he moved to Nashville, with not much success until the 1970s. His song “Me and Bobby McGee,” co-written with Fred Foster, was immortalized by Janis Joplin in a recording released after her death. His songs “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” and “For the Good Times,” similarly became hits for artists like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Ray Price.
Kristofferson also appeared in several feature films, with his appearance opposite Barbra Streisand in “A Star is Born” earning a Golden Globe Award.