Elton John

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The dean of Westminster personally appealed to Buckingham Palace to allow Elton John to deliver his famous rendition of Candle in the Wind at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, according to newly released government files. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

Westminster Abbey originally anticipated that Elton John would sing Your Song at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, rather than Goodbye England’(...)

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell at an event in New York in 2005. Photograph: Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

For years, Ghislaine Maxwell operated in a social circle of the global elite so exclusive that its powerful members seemed insulated from meaningful s(...)

Frank Duff’s kindness and bravery would be recognised by a blue plaque placed on the Regina Coeli building. File photograph: The Irish Times

If there was an organisation, founded in Ireland 100 years ago, which now has 10 million members worldwide, you would expect its centenary to attract (...)

Ed Sheeran’s new album contains a song called 2step. It features a pummelling sub-bass and the sound of the singer-songwriter rapping, this time at wa(...)

Elton John. Photograph: Gregg Kemp/Interscope/Universal

Despite a dodgy hip, the superstar remains youthful thanks to pop star friends like Dua Lipa – but is still struggling with anger and childhood tra(...)

Jeanna De Waal in the musical Diana. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/New York Times

As the Irish Times Royal Correspondent, it has come to my attention that Diana: The Musical is on Netflix, so I’ve cancelled my extensive budget cover(...)

Forever rolling: Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards. Photograph: Cewzan Grayson/PA Wire
In a Word ... longevity

“Well, when you’re sitting there in your silk upholstered chair / Talkin’ to some rich folk that you know / Well, I hope you won’t see me in my ragged(...)

Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood pose for photos from their plane in Havana, Cuba on March 24th, 2016. File photograph: AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa

Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood have paid tribute to Charlie Watts following the drummer’s death at the age of 80. The qua(...)

 Alexandra Burke: ‘When I sit and read certain things about Meghan Markle, as a black woman I do think they were racist comments.’  Photograph: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Alexandra Burke has come out of the pandemic running. Since lockdown eased, the singer has taken part in a reality TV series (she can’t say which) tha(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media  in Canberra on Thursday. Photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has apologised for his government’s bungling of its Covid-19 vaccine rollout, amid a worsening outbreak that (...)

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