Apple kicked off its September 14th product event with a dramatic musical number — complete with violins, desert vistas, and copious drone shots — featuring a lively cover of a funk-soul classic.
The song is “California Soul” by Marlena Shaw, an American jazz vocalist legend known best for her work in the 1960s-70s.
Today, at the age of 78, Shaw is still actively performing and recording music.
In the lead-up to the event, Apple released teaser images stamped with the phrase “California Dreaming,” a riff on the 1966 song “California Dreamin'” by The Mamas & The Papas.
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