Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon after a 70 year reign, and many British rock and roll stars have paid tribute to the monarch.
Sir Elton John, a close friend and neighbor of the Royal Family in Windsor, England reacted on Twitter while The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger posted his tribute saying, “For my whole life Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has always been there. In my childhood I can recall watching her wedding highlights on TV. I remember her as a beautiful young lady, the much beloved grandmother of the nation.My deepest sympathy with the Royal family.”
Ozzy Osbourne posted, “I mourn my country the passing of our greatest Queen. With a heavy heart I say it is devastating the thought of England without Queen Elizabeth II.”
Joe Elliott of Def Leppard wrote, “Dignity.If there’s ever one word to describe this wonderful lady & monarch it’s dignity. We will never see the likes of this again.”
Queen drummer Roger Taylor commented on Queen Elizabeth being on the throne for 70 years at her Platinum Jubilee earlier this year, saying “"This is unique, obviously. I mean 70 years as the sort of background, the rock, in everyone's life in this country. It is a helluva thing to be here."
Sir Paul McCartney talked about the Queen on a recent CBS special, saying, "I think about the Queen is that's she's Royal, so you look up to her. But she's very down to earth."
Eric Clapton commented on meeting Queen Elizabeth, saying, “"It was extraordinary, actually. She is like a mother figure. I've always been very fond of her and I don't know what I base that on. I just think she's very maternal and to meet her -- and she's quite diminutive, she's quite small, you know, and yet you sense this incredible strength. She's like meeting your mom, someone else's mom, you know. She's really likeable and friendly and gentle and caring, you know, just what you'd want your mom to be."
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[Source: Classic Hits Today]