Here’s the classic “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King who has passed away.
Commentators and fans have long thought of classical and popular music as though they were from two different worlds. It might surprise some fans to know that many top rock musicians actually have a classical background. Some musicians have actually incorporated some noticeable classical themes into their performances, but others might be less obvious to those who aren’t out on the lookout for classical inspiration.
Top Five Rock Musicians with Classical Backgrounds
1) Celebrated violinist Jascha Heifetz was a juggernaut in the world of classical music, and many of his descendents also have a healthy appreciation for classical music. That’s why some fans might be surprised to learn that 26Valencia, the drummer of the band Mr. Bungle and Dieselhed, is actually Daniel Mark Heifetz. He actually has experience with the trumpet and piano in addition to the drums.
Maybe she was trying a little too hard to be elegant, but Lady Gaga was very impressive as she paid tribute to Julie Andrews and the 50th anniversary of “The Sound of Music.”
Here’s Joe Cocker from Woodstock in 1969.
This article from BusinessWeek sums it all up:
This might bother many of you, but sugar pop has always been popular. Don’t sweat it.