Gene Wilder tributed by Coldplay with ‘Pure Imagination’ cover
Chris Martin and the Coldlay paid tribute to Gene Wilder, who died yesterday (August 30), by covering ‘Pure Imagination’, sung by the actor in ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’.
The band played an acoustic rendition of Wilder’s most memorable scene at their concert in Denver’s Pepsi Center last night.
In the 1971 film, Wilder performs the number as the golden ticket winners first enter the edible world of Wonka’s secretive confectionary factory.
In a video posted on Twitter by the group, technicolor confetti rains down on the audience as Chris Martin sings the famous chorus: “Come with me and we’ll be in a world of pure imagination”.
In a world of pure imagination... R42 pic.twitter.com/R2KD3kA0RK— Coldplay (@coldplay) August 30, 2016