The Sweetest Sounds: Obamas Present U.K. Monarch with iPod of Broadway Musicals
By Adam Hetrick
02 Apr 2009
The Queen of England was treated to the sound of music this week when U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama presented the monarch with an iPod of Broadway show tunes.
President Obama, who is currently in London for the G-20 economic summit, met with Queen Elizabeth II in a private reception at Buckingham Palace on April 1. People Magazine reports that the President and First Lady presented the queen with an iPod loaded with the 40-song "Ultimate Broadway" album collection, representing hits from the Golden Age of Broadway musicals through "Rent."
Songs on Her Majesty's iPod include "Oklahoma!," "If I Loved You," "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend," "Maria," "Camelot," "People," "Aquarius," "Send in the Clowns," "All That Jazz," "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going," "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" and "Seasons of Love." The popular digital gadget is also loaded with video footage and photographs from Queen Elizabeth's visits to the United States.
In addition to the iPod, the Obamas bestowed the Queen with a copy of a 1951 hard-bound printing of the 243-page "Rodgers and Hart Song Book," signed by the late Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Richard Rodgers.
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