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Elton John - Candle in the Wind 1997 Single (CD) B7

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In early September, he contacted his writing partner Bernie Taupin, asking him to revise the lyrics of his 1973 song "Candle in the Wind" to honour Diana, and Taupin rewrote the song accordingly.[92] On 6 September 1997, John performed "Candle in the Wind 1997" at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales inWestminster Abbey.[93] The song became the fastest and biggest-selling single of all time, eventually selling over 33 million copies worldwide,[87][94] the best-selling single in UK Chart history – it sold 4.86 million copies in the UK,[95] the best-selling single in Billboard history and the only single ever certified Diamond in the United States – the single sold over 11 million copies in the U.S.[6][87][96] Also the Guinness World Records 2009 states that the song is "the biggest-selling single since UK and US singles charts began in the 1950s, having accumulated worldwide sales of 33 million copies".[7]The song proceeds of approximately £55 million were donated to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. It would win Elton John the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 40th Grammy Awards in 1998.[94]"Something About the Way You Look Tonight" was released as a double A-side. Elton John has publicly performed "Candle in the Wind 1997" only once, at Diana's funeral, vowing never to perform it again unless asked by Diana's sons.[97]
Disk 9/10 Insert 8/10 Case 9/10 Disk has seen some low use and there are a few very minor markings on the playing surface. Insert is very good with a few minor marks and creases at the edges. Case is uncracked and lightly scuffed on the covering plastic.
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