The Washington Times - December 2, 2008, 08:36AM

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice played the piano privately for Queen Elizabeth during her stay London, Agence France Presse is reporting.

A trained classical pianist, Rice apparently was taken by surprise by some of the queen’s requests — “Great Balls o’ Fire,” “Tutti Fruitti” and “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” which loses some of its oomph when played on a grand piano.