Song of the Day: Aerosmith – “Dream On” (Live on MTV 1991)

April 15 marks what would have been the 70th birthday of composer and musician Michael Kamen, who passed away in 2003 of a heart attack at age 55. Kamen has a long and distinguished list of credits that included film scores and ballets and worked with rockers such as Queen, Metallica, and Pink Floyd, among many others. Here he collaborated with Aerosmith, where he conducted and arranged the orchestral portion of this version of “Dream On” that was a part of the MTV 10th Anniversary Concert. It’s a stirring performance and a definite wow moment, and it’s quite possible Aerosmith has never been a part of anything better.

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