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|Celebrate with the Queen on the Rooftops
- May to sing national anthem from top of Buck House
BRIAN MAY is to ignite the celebrations for the Queen's Golden Jubilee on Monday with a performance of God Save the Queen belted out on his guitar from a perch on top of Buckingham Palace.
Supplying vocals for the national anthem will be May's wife, actress Anita Dobson. The couple will lead off a running order of some of the biggest names in pop, including Dame Shirley Bassey, Tony Bennett, The Corrs, Aretha Franklin, Ricky Martin, Sir Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne and Brian Wilson.
Twenty-two thousand fans will pack into the gardens of Buckingham Palace for the pop concert-cum-garden party as well as its classical equivalent, featuring the likes of Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Mstislav Rostropovich, which goes ahead on Saturday.
Around the country this weekend, millions of people will be celebrating the Queen's 50 year reign with a variety of street parties and summer fetes. Patriotic fervour will reach its zenith on Sunday morning when England take on Sweden in the World Cup.