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Elton John World News: Behind The Scenes of The Diana Concert

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Thursday 12 April 2007 @ 17:48 - GMT

Organisers of the memorial concert for the Princess of Wales reportedly snubbed Paul McCartney to avoid a clash at the top of the bill with a fellow music legend.

 According to the Daily Express, both acts would expect to headline the summer spectacular - so Elton was picked, because of his friendship with Diana, who died in a Paris car crash 10 years ago.

 A source said, "It has long been accepted that Paul always tops the bill, as he did at Live 8 and the Queen's Golden Jubilee concert. However, this would have been tricky for the Diana event as Elton inevitably is a lot more closely associated with the Princess and it's fitting that he should be the main act...If Paul had become involved, it would have caused all kinds of headaches for the organisers."