Who was Candle within the Wind initially about? And no, it’s not Marilyn Monroe!

In a world of streaming, it’s tougher and tougher for a music to develop into a very galvanising, shared expertise. Which is why sure songs stay iconic anthems which just about everybody the world over can recite, line for line.

And a kind of songs is undoubtedly Candle within the Wind.

The anthemic monitor from Elton John (with lyrics written by Bernie Taupin) has been launched twice – first in 1973 after which, famously, rewritten and rerecorded to commemorate the lack of Princess Diana.

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The 1997 model, carried out solely as soon as for the funeral of Diana, modified the lyrics to focus much less on Norma Jeane – the birthname of Marilyn Monroe – and targeted on the late Princess who had died in August of the identical yr.