Lady Gaga covered a handful of classic, pseudo-political tunes – including Neil Young‘s “Old Man” and the Beatles‘ “Come Together” – at a free, invitation-only concert for delegates to the Democratic National Convention.
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker introduced Gaga Thursday at the “Camden Rising” event, saying, “She’s fighting for all of us – from victims of sexual assault to people suffering with mental health. She speaks to the gospel of love that she’s put to a pretty powerful soundtrack.”
Gaga reportedly opened her set with Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land,” followed by Young’s “Old Man,” Phil Ochs’ “The War Is Over,” Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile” and piano-led versions of her own tunes “Bad Romance,” “Born This Way” and “Yoü and I.” She closed with the Beatles’ Come Together” and played Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose” for an encore.
Fan footage finds Gaga covering “Old Man” dressed in a black cowboy hat and sunglasses, strumming an electric guitar. For her jazzy take on “Come Together,” she returns to the piano, backed by splashes of brass.
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The event, held at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey, also featured a performance from Lenny Kravitz and between-set spinning from DJ Jazzy Jeff. The Obamas, Bidens and Clintons were invited to the concert.