Remember that soulful song, ‘Hotel California’ of the album-oriented rock era that composed by the rock band, Eagles? Well, I know for sure that anyone who has ever heard the track can never forget it for his entire lifetime. Now, the men behind this incredible song have yet again made headlines as The Eagles has now made to the top of a list that honors the most expensive private music performances. This remarkable achievement is credited to the band’s stellar performance at a luxury private party in New York in the year 2003, where in this world renowned music group charged a whopping $6.4 million, making it the most expensive private music performance ever. This elegant and highly prestigious list goes on to honor the proverbial Kings of rock n’ roll, ‘The Rolling Stones’ who have claimed the second spot, with a fee of a staggering $5.60 million. The Rolling Stones accomplisged this feat, while performing at a private birthday party of Texas tycoon David Bonderman in Las Vegas in 2002, celebrating his 60th birthday.
This magnificent list comprised of the Who’s Who of the international music industry who have claimed enormous amount in fees for playing at private event and parties. The third spot in the list is claimed by renowned pop-diva, Celine Dion, with an estimated price of $4 million for up to three events in an entire year. Followed closely is the globally revered, Sir Elton John, with a private performance fee of $3.3 million. Sir John received this amount for his memorable performance at the wedding of London pub titan Peter Shalson in the year 2002. The top fifth most expensive private music performance was credited to Christina Aguilera, who stunned the attendees at the wedding of Russian banker and industrialist Andrei Melnichenko to Miss Yugoslavia, Aleksandra Kokotovic in 2005, with a performance fee of $2.88 million. This bespoke list of music industry big hitters also features popular iconic names such as George Michael, Beyonce and Destiny’s Child, Tom Jones as well as Rod Stewart.
Via Hindustan Times