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Old 12-13-2006, 01:52 PM
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Somehow I don't see Duran Duran fans going in for a bit of Swan Lake.
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:53 PM
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I was suprised to hear that Dame Elton will be doing "Candle in the Wind" again. You would have thought that in the past ten years he could have managed an original song wouldn't you?
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:56 PM
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elton john said shootly before the diana dead that he would sing the song (the diana's version) again only if william and harry requested it
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:58 PM
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It was on the news today that he'll sing it again. Poor Marilyn must be spinning.
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:05 PM
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It was on the news today that he'll sing it again. Poor Marilyn must be spinning.
Why? It brings out the real background pretty well, doesn't it? Candles in the wind plus the ballet... makes for a great tribute, that's for sure....
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diana have a lot of song for her, I personally love ''a millon of suns'' of chris hugh, but the elton's song is a hymn, he sing it in the funeral, in a moment very very emotive, I remember that the solds 30 millions of copies in a month
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:21 PM
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Yes but it was originally for someone else which does taint it a little. There were not many similarities between Marilyn and Diana. Whilst it was acceptable for the funeral, after ten years, surely he could have written another one and left "Candle in the Wind" for Marilyn Monroe?
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:27 PM
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But does it? I always found it very strange that he used a recycled song for Diana and didn't write a new one. I thought it was time restriction but now there's been 10 years and personally I think it's time Marilyn got her song back.
Let's not forget that Bernie Taupin writes the lyrics to Elton's songs. Elton never writes his own lyrics. The Candle in the Wind song is Bernie's song if it is anyone else's.

Bernie Taupin wrote the song about seeing one of Marilyn Monroe's movies shortly after her death. Actually I think it was particularly appropriate for Diana.

Marilyn, like Diana, had a particularly bad childhood, a string of failed relationships, and a series of failed (or faked) suicide attempts. The man she most loved (Joe DiMaggio) divorced her because he was embarassed by her high profile and open nature in public (gee, what does that remind you of). She was last linked with the Kennedy men who like the al-Fayed's their motives were questionable at best.

Her niece who was very close to her said she could turn from the girl next door to a voluptuous sexual siren with just a change of her body posture. People in the business described her as either this lost little lamb or one of the most conniving witches ever to grace Hollywood.

Marilyn was a complex person and her legacy was far from simple. Same with Diana.
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:49 PM
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Plenty of people will look forward to this concert, some because of the acts featured (so far none are overly appealing to me), others because of Diana herself. It's hard for some people to admit, but Diana was and still is a very popular member of the Royal Family. Possibly one of the most popular.
very very true, I agree with you diana is still very very popular and the time don't change that
it's hard to admit because diana is dead, but she is very present for the british people
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Another article from Hello

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty...diana-concert/

it is mentioned on this article that the tickets were sold out in 20 minutes! and that there will be more tickets will be released in New Year...
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if diana WAS popular we don't would be here talking about her, its so simple, if the newspaper write about her and the people buy it, if diana is tv and people watch the program is because she IS popular.
elvis is poplar and he is dead, the queen mother is popular and she is dead, kennedy, marilyn etc.

this is totally off topic, but its the true, diana is popular, she still is in magazines, postcads, etc, she is most populat that many royals alive
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Another article from Hello

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty...diana-concert/

it is mentioned on this article that the tickets were sold out in 20 minutes! and that there will be more tickets will be released in New Year...
yes, the total of tickets is 70.000 or more
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:14 PM
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diana is still very very popular in engalnd.
I read in a spanicsh paper that was 60.000 tickets, soon it will have more.
An awful lot of the tickets have gone to fans of the declared acts, women and girls hoping to see the princes and to ticket touts, I don't think popularity comes into it.
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if diana WAS popular we don't would be here talking about her, its so simple, if the newspaper write about her and the people buy it, if diana is tv and people watch the program is because she IS popular.
elvis is poplar and he is dead, the queen mother is popular and she is dead, kennedy, marilyn etc.

this is totally off topic, but its the true, diana is popular, she still is in magazines, postcads, etc, she is most populat that many royals alive
There is one paper that constantly carries articles about her, or rather her death and their readership has fallen drastically. Even Michael White almost spits when he mentions it and Diana! I can't think of many programmes in the UK that air on tv.

I think the European princesses get far more coverage and along with Camilla are much more popular and newsworthy.
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Diana's death did not cement her celebrity. It enhanced it though.
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An awful lot of the tickets have gone to fans of the declared acts, women and girls hoping to see the princes and to ticket touts, I don't think popularity comes into it.
with that sence, the party at the palace was a exit for the people go for see william and hary and don't was in that way, was a exist because was a `party, a celebration, excaty like the diana concert
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diana was very inportant for the british's history, don't only for be the mother of a future king, (nothing can change that) because she work very hard in 15 yeark as princess of waes, the magazine time this year mentioned her like aan most important character of the 20 century
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No, I'm sorry corazon - you're making very vast sweeping statements there that aren't substantiated. British history spans thousands of years and a woman who was a member of the Royal Family for 11 years did not impact on British history. This is where context is vital. She may have had an impact on the 20th century but British history is more than just what we've lived through and I think it's extremely naive to say that she's changed British history. So she's the mother of a future King - so was Jane Seymour and who talks about her now? Whether Time Magazine named her as the most important person of the 20th century or not is irrelevant and I'm sure others would suggest to you that Nelson Mandela, Ghandi and Edith Cavell would have taken the title if sane people had voted.
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Beatrix Fan has a good point. From a historian's point of view, Diana's impact on history is miniscule. Beyond the birth of William, and, perhaps, that she featured in the first divorce of a British heir to the throne, what else did she do that could be considered truly 'historic'? She didn't start/stop a war, end famine, initiate a civil rights movement.

It was her impact on popular culture that was significant, not on history.
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with that sence, the party at the palace was a exit for the people go for see william and hary and don't was in that way, was a exist because was a `party, a celebration, excaty like the diana concert
The party at the palace was a different kettle of fish.

Ebay have suspended trading in the tickets, because of the amount being offered!
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