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Royal Variety Archive
The history of the Royal Variety Performance is truly fascinating; 80 shows over almost 100 years provides not only a wonderful history of the support given to the Royal Variety Charity by senior members of the Royal Family, but also serves as a breathtaking chronological history of the very best in entertainment from around the globe, year by year. From Sir Edward Elgar to Luciano Pavaroti, from The Beatles to Take That, from Laurel & Hardy to Morecambe & Wise, from Tony Hancock to Russell Brand, from Aretha Franklin to Leona Lewis, from Sammy Davis Jnr. to Elton John, from Duke Ellington to Ozzy Osbourne, from Liberace to the Spice Girls, from Bob Hope to Peter Kay, from Tommy Cooper to Harry Hill, from The Jackson 5 to Kanye West. The list of performers is incredible, fascinating and endless.