Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Branson's Virgin on Greatness at Walk of Fame

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Branson's Virgin on Greatness at Walk of Fame

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SIR Richard Branson looked back on his career as one of the most successful music executives in the world as he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The London-born billionaire businessman and Virgin Records co-founder signed acts including the Spice Girls, Janet Jackson and Culture Club while at the helm of the label.

Yesterday, he was recognised with a Walk of Fame star in the category of recording and during the ceremony shared memories of his career, including how he helped Sir Elton John produce the amended version of Candle In The Wind 46following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997.

He said: "I was partly responsible for the biggestselling single in history. I had been close to Princess Diana and when she died I decided to raise as much money as possible for her charities by putting out an album in her memory. …

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