Coldplay Honors Gene Wilder

At their Denver concert, Coldplay decided to pay tribute to the late Gene Wilder by covering Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’s “Pure Imagination.”

In the film, the song is heard when the ticket winners first enter the beloved chocolate factory. Take a listen to Gene Wilder singing here.

Coldplay later posted a video on Twitter of their version of the song with Chris Martin singing.

Take a listen below!

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