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Elton John got 'stage fright' singing at Princess Diana's funeral in 1997

Elton John got 'stage fright' singing at Princess Diana's funeral in 1997

21.11.2019

Elton John got 'stage fright' singing at Princess Diana's funeral in 1997

LONDON (REUTERS) - British singer-songwriter Elton John said he was so worried about getting the words wrong when performing an adaptation of Candle In The Wind at Princess Diana's funeral that he had a teleprompter installed by the piano.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The song, featuring the line"Goodbye England's rose", instead of the original"Goodbye Norma Jean", went on to become the fastest-selling single in Britain.

The 72-year-old was speaking at the Royal Academy of Music, where he once studied, at an event to mark the publication of his autobiography Me: Elton John.

"By the time I finish the song or the lyric, I kind of know what tempo it might be or what genre it could be.

Read more: The Straits Times

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