Almost everyone has an opinion about music — it is in our genes and imbues all of our lives. In the past sixty years (three scores?), music has taken on an even greater presence in our lives thanks to Elvis, The Beatles, radio and the Internet. Once in a while, old and new music merges to create something really memorable: The Beatles incorporation of classical music, The Who’s dalliances with opera, Tony Bennett’s duets with the likes of John Mayer and Lady Gaga or the Rolling Stones’ performances with Jack White and Christina Aguilera are amongst some of the examples of old and new merging to transcend generations. Click here to see videos of some of these collaborations.
Among the most impressive of such combinations occurred recently at the iHeart radio concert when Queen combined with Adam Lambert and fun. to create something really special. It can be viewed below.