NEW YORK – OCTOBER 29: Sting performs onstage at the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert at Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
One of the better concerts I’ve seen in recent memory happened this past week when I went to see quite the dream pairing at Jones Beach; Sting and Peter Gabriel.
What a treat to see two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers having such a good time onstage! They were both in fine form vocally, especially Sting whose voice has not seemed to age at all through the years.
But in an evening of many highlights, this one courtesy of Sting (being the mega Genesis nerd I am) took the cake for me. It’s only a few seconds long, but it’s fantastic.
My fellow hard-core Genesis fans – can you guess the title of this classic tune?
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