Can you imagine the queen of England tapping her toes and bobbing her head to a song about an Iowa parade? It could be happening right now. President Obama is in London for the G-20 financial summit.
Obama and the First Lady attended a private meeting with the British royals at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. The Obamas presented Queen Elizabeth with a personalized iPod, featuring some 40 show tunes, including "76 Trombones."
Written by Mason City native Meredith Willson, it was the hit from the Broadway musical "The Music Man," based in the fictional River City, Iowa. If the Queen, who turns 83 this month, has her earbuds in, the gadget is also programmed with tunes from a host of shows — from "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot" to "Phantom" and "Rent."