Pavarotti pays tribute to Diana

Our commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana has come to an end.

The tributes to Diana after her death in 1997 were quite astonishing and moving.

Late in 1997 a 2 CD compilation was issued called Diana Princess of Wales Tribute (Sony Music, also issued on 2 music cassettes).

This album contains 36 songs from various popular stars at the time such as Queen (Yes! For our Queen of Hearts!), George Michael, Annie Lennox, Sinead O’Connor and many more. No new songs were recorded for this album, as far as I know.

Pavarotti also contributed on this album with the song Miss Sarajevo as a member of the Passengers. Pavarotti and the Passengers performed this song at the 1995 concert “Pavarotti & friends together for the children of Bosnia” in Modena, Italy with Diana in the audience.

Pavarotti always had only good things to say about Diana. Pavarotti once said that “Princess Diana was the most beautiful symbol of humanity and love for all the world” (Harrison, T. (1999): Diana, the Making of a Media Saint. London: I. B. Tauris, p. 135).

Kind words were probably also spoken at the Hirschil & Adler Galleries in New York on Monday, April 8, 1996 when Pavarotti unveiled a new portrait of Diana.

The time since Diana’s death has seen lots of other tributes, such as websites, books, and films. Among them the book “Diana, Memory of a Rose” by Susan Maxwell Skinner, which we now can present hard evidence for that Pavarotti him self has received!

And I believe that’s all, folks! 🙂