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Rolling Stones Charge £5 Million To Perform At Weddings

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Rolling Stones Charge £5 Million To Perform At Weddings

The ageing rockers – made up of frontman Sir Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood - have been named the world’s most expensive wedding act, ahead of Sir Elton John and Kylie Minogue who only demand £2 million to play at nuptials.

In 2002 the ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ hitmakers - who refuse to perform private shows unless they are already on tour - charged the enormous sum to play a 90-minute set at a lavish party in the US.

‘Candle in the Wind’ singer Elton scooped £1.5 million in 2001 after singing along to his piano for a private bash.

However, the pop icon donates all earnings from private concerts to his charity, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, rather than pocket the huge sums.

In the poll - commissioned to celebrate Living TV’s ‘Four Weddings’ series, which airs on Mondays in the UK - US songstress Christina Aguilera was named the fourth priciest performer at £1.5 million a show while British pop star George Michael bags £1.3 million for a private concert.

Troubled ‘Rehab’ starlet Amy Winehouse, Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, ‘X Factor’ winner Leona Lewis and US star Jennifer Lopez can each demand £1 million for a post-nuptials performance.

The world’s 12 most expensive wedding performers, according to Living TV:

1. The Rolling Stones (up to £5 million)

2. Sir Elton John (up to £2 million)

= Kylie Minogue (up to £2 million)

4. Christina Aguilera (up to £1.5 million)

5. George Michael (£1.3 million)

6. Amy Winehouse (£1 million)

= Sir Paul McCartney (£1 million)

= Leona Lewis (£1 million)

= Jennifer Lopez (£1 million)

10. Barry Manilow (£750,000)

11. Rod Stewart (£600,000)

12. Duran Duran (£500,000)

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