Learned guitar after anniversary: ​​Ed Sheeran owes music career to the Queen

20 years ago, Ed Sheeran was watching the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations on TV when Eric Clapton performed his famous song "Layla".

Learned guitar after anniversary: ​​Ed Sheeran owes music career to the Queen

20 years ago, Ed Sheeran was watching the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations on TV when Eric Clapton performed his famous song "Layla". It's the beginning of a legendary music career for the "Perfect" singer-songwriter.

Ed Sheeran has a big performance ahead of him: The British singer-songwriter will sing his song "Perfect" at the platinum jubilee pageant for Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday. Meanwhile, giant screens will show photos from the Queen's 73-year marriage to her late husband Prince Philip (1921-2021). Ed Sheeran previously explained that he only learned to play the guitar thanks to the Golden Jubilee 20 years ago.

Captioning a photo of himself shaking hands with the Queen, he wrote on Instagram: "20 years ago I decided to pick up a guitar because I was watching the Golden Jubilee on TV and I saw Eric Clapton playing 'Layla' and I said : 'I want to do that too'." At the Diamond Jubilee ten years later he appeared with his song "The A Team". And now, again ten years later, "I'm playing at the Platinum Jubilee this Sunday". "Life is strange how it always comes full circle in a wonderful way," he continued.

Aside from "The A Team," Sheeran's best-known songs include "Shape of You," "Perfect," and "Shivers." On his " -=÷x" tour, the Brit is also making a stop in Germany this year: the 31-year-old is presenting several shows in July and September.

The 96-year-old Queen canceled her planned visit to the traditional horse race in Epsom for health reasons, according to British media she is being represented by her daughter Princess Anne. On Friday, Elizabeth II had already missed the big thanksgiving service in London's Saint Paul Cathedral because of "illness".

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