Janet Jackson lifts Satie. Elvis sings Martini. The Stones raided the Renaissance. And let’s not even get started with the Beatles, who regularly tapped the classical music well.
Guitarist-author Jeffrey Lee Campbell made his TV debut on “Saturday Night Live.” This excerpt from his memoir “Do Stand So Close: My Improbable Adventures As Sting’s Guitarist” recounts one night filled with fire drills, bad equipment, sake and a nervous run-in with an idol.
From the Stones (“Sympathy for the Devil”) to Sting (“Russians”), rock invades the Oval Office.