What sang Elton John in honor of Lady D?
Candle in the Wind 1997
It was originally written in 1973, in honor of Marilyn Monroe, who had died 11 years earlier. In 1997, John performed a rewritten version of the song, “Candle in the Wind 1997”, as a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales….Candle in the Wind.
|“Candle in the Wind”
|Elton John singles chronology
Who wrote the song for Princess Diana?
John, who was a friend of Diana, sang the new version of the hit song using revised words penned by lyricist and frequent collaborator Bernie Taupin.
What song did they play at Princess Diana’s funeral?
The hymns that were played the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, were – in chronological order – ‘I vow to thee, my country’, ‘The king of love my shepherd is’, ‘Make me a channel of your peace’ and ‘Guide me, o thou great redeemer’.
Why did Diana fall out with Elton John?
The feud between Elton and Diana only came to a close when their mutual friend Versace was assassinated. Elton claimed she was the first person to call him after the brutal death of the fashion designer, and she immediately apologised for their fallout.
How old was Princess Diana when he died?
36 years (1961–1997)
Diana, Princess of Wales/Age at death
How did Diana meet Elton John?
Elton John and Princess Diana first met in 1981 at Prince Andrew’s birthday party at Windsor Castle. The Your Song and Tiny Dancer hitmaker was already somewhat a friend to the royals at the time, but hit it off with Diana at this specific event.
What were the last words Princess Diana said to the firefighter?
A firefighter who led the response team pulled Diana from the wreckage. He said that the princess asked him, “My God, what has happened?” It was only later that he found out the victim was Princess Diana, and that these would be her final words.