Just wondering if anyone else out there watched last night's rock/pop concert in the grounds of Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Celebrations? A certain Pino Palladino was occupying the bass chair in the backing group, and Phil Collins was on the drums! Overall, it was a great show, but it got off to a bit of a dodgy start - I thought the concert was supposed to take us through fifty years of the best British music, but the concert started with Ricky Martin singing a medley of his hits (over a backing tape!) We got a bunch of teen-pop boy/girl groups & acts butchering some Motown songs, although Phil Collins did get out from behind the drums to do 'You Can't Hurry Love'. It got a bit better with Queen. Roger Taylor sang 'Radio GaGa'; they rolled out awful "pop idol" Will Young to sing 'We Are The Champions', and Brian May sang 'We Will Rock You'. The cast of the new Queen musical then came on stage to do 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (very close to the recorded version!). Cliff Richard and Tom Jones both did a couple of their hits (each were joined by a girl/boy band). Shirley Bassey was wheeled out to sing 'Goldfinger'. Things really picked up when Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi came on to do 'Paranoid', and got a surprisingly strong response from the crowd. Ozzy was on good form. The genius Brian Wilson did a bunch of stuff with his regular touring band, joined by Eric Clapton and later, The Corrs. Steve Winwood did 'Gimme Some Loving'; Joe Cocker did 'With A Little Help From My Friends'; Rod Stewart did 'Handbags and Gladrags', and Ray Davies did 'Lola'. The big finale was Paul McCartney. He did 'Blackbird', 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' (with Eric Clapton), 'Sgt. Pepper...', 'All You Need Is Love' (the anthem of this Jubilee weekend), and 'Hey Jude'. Again, it was a great concert. The only problems were the occasional poor sound mixes (vocals too low) and the often poor fillers between musical acts by various comedians/entertainers (Ben Elton, Lenny Henry, Kermit the Frog & Ruby Wax (awful), and Dame Edna (the only funny person there)).