The jazz legend had a single golden disc pressed, and sent in secrecy to Buckingham Palace. The Queen, for her part, was still talking about the Duke 60 years later.
Great story, Ted. Thanks for sharing.
Having just listened to all 20mins of The Queen's Suite, I think that The Duke must have fallen in love with our Queen and written a love suite! I agree that it should have remained personal and I should not have been able to listen to it!! But now it's out, what's to be done? I think that the original golden disc must, at least, be found and preserved! Francis GRAVES Portsmouth UK
Beautifully written, Ted!!!!
Just beautiful. Thank you.
Love this origin story Ted. Thanks for sharing. Who knew?
Thanks to you I'm richer than yesterday!
About DE any news from Pulitzer reps?
I have to admit that I want a copy of that album.
One of my favourite works by Ellington and Strayhorn, and one of the great gestures by Ellington. Played it last night in honour of Her Majesty.
The world became a different place yesterday.
Elegantly written, as befits the subject. Bravo, Ted.
Such a beautiful piece and sweetly uplifting in an ugly world.
Nice story thank you. Yes, I agree that some things can and should be privately gifted to a solo audience of shared understanding :) well done them !
Such a beautiful story, Ted. I will share this with pleasure.
History that reads like a fairy tale. I love it!
High class on both sides of that exchange. Thanks for a lovely story.
Wonderful story, and one I'd not heard.
I hope that in the weeks and months to come, as her family goes through her stuff - as all families do - some among the Windsors realize what a real treasure that is.