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Lennox, Nelson, King at Berklee commencement

It seemed only fitting that Annie Lennox would break into song while giving the commencement address for the Berklee College of Music Saturday at the Agganis Arena.

Lennox, who also received an honorary doctorate alongside Carole King and Willie Nelson, spoke movingly about her hardscrabble Scottish roots — she used to play a toy piano in her family’s two-room flat — and the superstardom that followed, first with Eurythmics and then as a solo artist.

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