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MIXTAPE MONDAY: Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee
May 28, 2012
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What kind of music does her Majesty Queen Elizabeth listen to in private? It's hard to say. But at concerts held in her honour, she gets the opportunity to experience a pretty broad spectrum of entertainers. Prince William and Harry organized the line-up for this year's Diamond Jubilee celebration, which might be why the performers include Jessie J and Ed Sheeran. The event will also include sets from Shirley Bassey, Jools Holland, Tom Jones and Stevie Wonder and it will be broadcast live next Monday.

One band that will never be asked to play at a celebration for the Queen is the Sex Pistols. It was thirty-five years ago this week, shortly before the Queen's Silver Jubilee, that the band took Britain by storm with their controversial second single 'God Save The Queen'. The song was banned from the television and radio airwaves, but it still managed to make it to number two on the official charts. John Lydon was in the red chair earlier this season talking about the emergence of the Sex Pistols and his legacy as a punk icon.

To commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the anniversary of the Sex Pistols, we present to you this Monday's Mixtape, full of songs about Queen Elizabeth, diamonds and possibly her favourite pastime, waving and smiling. Check it out below:


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