LONDON - In a departure from her usually restrained publicappearances, Britain's Queen Elizabeth is to launch a nationwidesingalong to the Beatles' hit "All You Need is Love" as part of herGolden Jubilee celebrations.
Musicians in 21 locations throughout the United Kingdom willtake their cue from the Queen in the BBC event -- though it'sunlikely the monarch will begin the singing herself.
"We're still discussing how the Queen will begin it," BillMorris, festival director for Music Live, said on the BBCwebsite.
The Queen will be in Slough, Berkshire, on June 3 to launch thesong, which will then be picked up from BBC broadcasts by musicianswho will join the singing in a relay fashion.
Later in the day, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney will sing the song ata Buckingham Palace concert to be beamed worldwide by the BBC andstaged in the palace gardens for 12,000 free ticketholders.
Among those joining McCartney will be Eric Clapton, Tom Jones,Aretha Franklin, Brian Wilson, S Club 7 and winner of the "PopIdol" contest television show Will Young.