Steve Winwood and Lionel Richie perform classics at Coronation Concert for King Charles
7 May 2023, 22:10 | Updated: 7 May 2023, 22:16
Steve Winwood performed a triumphant version of his classic hit 'Higher Love' at King Charles III's Coronation Concert tonight (May 7).
The legendary singer was one of the acts invited to perform at the Coronation Concert, held in the gardens of Windsor Castle.
Steve Winwood - formerly the singer of bands including Traffic and The Spencer Davis Group - sang an updated version of his classic song 'Higher Love'.
He was joined by a Commonwealth Choir, who chose to sing a rousing rendition of the '80s classic.
Flags were projected onto the castle, as people from all over the Commonwealth sang alongside him.
Later, Lionel Richie took to the stage to sing his classic Commodores hit 'Easy' with a live band, while his friend King Charles watched on alongside Queen Camilla and the Royal Family.
He then followed it up with 'All Night Long' in front of hundreds of guests.
Hugh Bonneville hosted the special occasion, which also saw performances by Take That, Katy Perry, Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel and others.
The Coronation Concert was held the day after King Charles III was crowned at Westminster Abbey.
Prince William, the Prince of Wales, appeared on stage to pay tribute to his father, saying: “Unlike Lionel, I won’t go on all night long...”
Prince William also mentioned his Charles's “proud mother” in tribute to the late Queen, and praised his father for his support of environmental issues, and for the Prince’s Trust.
“Pa, we are all so proud of you," he said before the crowd sang 'God Save the King'.