Thursday, February 22, 2024

King Charles Coronation Has Lionel Richie, Take That, Orchestras, and Plenty of Other Choices Besides Elton, Adele, or Harry

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I’m getting a chuckle out of these stories marked “No One Wants to Play at King Charles’s Coronation.”

Really? They’ve got Lionel Richie, Take That, Kylie and Danii Minoque, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and a bunch of orchestras.

The UK press circulated that Elton John, Adele, Harry Styles, and the Spice Girls all declined. Are the Spice Girls even in business? Elton was a friend of Princess Diana, I doubt he’d do this gig. Adele is aligned with Meghan and Harry. Harry Styles is on tour.

The Palace has lots of other options. Where are UK standbys Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones? Did anyone ask Paul McCartney or Mick Jagger? How about Sting? There’s a pool of British rock stars who haven’t been mentioned. So everyone should get a grip. I’m sure the Coronation will be full of entertainment!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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