Like others, Coldplay‘s hearts contracted one size on Monday when they discovered that incredible comedian Gene Wilder had passed away at age 83. In any case, the band – who perform tributes to Prince and David Bowie on a daily premise on their present tour – recollected the screen legend the way they know best: singing the song that Wilder transformed into a clasisc art.
Amid a stop at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Coldplay slipped an acoustic front of the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory anthem “Pure Imagination” into their set.
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The iconic song has been a favorite of rock and pop acts for year, with artists including Maroon 5, Fiona Apple, Oberhofer, Josh Groban and Jamie Cullum — even Mariah Carey! — all giving it their own spins.