Paul McCartney and Elton John were among those to help Queen Elizabeth II celebrate her 60th year on the throne-or the Diamond Jubilee.
Elton sang "Your Song, I'm Still Standing" and "Crocodile Rock," while Macca played his James Bond theme, "Live and Let Die."
Others to perform for the Queen included Stevie Wonder and ska band Madness, who will sing their 1980s hit "Our House" from the roof of Buckingham Palace.
Although the weather was not cooperative, the 10,000 in attendance, who were selected in a nationwide lottery, were not dispirited.
"Ask the world to name three things which sum up Britain and you will get three answers: pageantry, rain and the Queen," noted the Daily Mail.
Elizabeth is only the second monarch to last 60 years on the throne; her great-great grandmother made the same mark in 1897.
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