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The most expensive private party performers

The Eagles topped the list of most expensive private party performers, which also features Celine Dion and Tom Jones.

art and culture Updated: Sep 22, 2007 16:57 IST

American rock band The Eagles have topped a list of bands charging the highest fees to perform at a private party.

The band made nearly £4 million singing 'Hotel California' at a private party in New York in 2003.

Brit band The Rolling Stones ranked in second place, making £3.5 million for an hour's work when they appeared at the 60th birthday party of Texas tycoon David Bonderman in Las Vegas in 2002.

Celine Dion (£2.5 million) for private performance twice or thrice a year and Elton John, (£2 million), who sang at the wedding of London pub supremo Peter Shalson in 2002, secured third and fourth places respectively, reports the Daily Mail.

Christina Aguilera, who performed at wedding of Russian banker and industrialist Andrei Melnichenko to Miss Yugoslavia, Aleksandra Kokotovic in 2005 for £1.8 million, rounded off the tip five, at the fifth spot.

The list of for party fees charged by bands and individual artists is as follows:

1. The Eagles (£4 million)
2. The Rolling Stones (£3.5 million)
3. Celine Dion (£2.5 million)
4. Elton John, (£2 million)
5. Christina Aguilera (£1.8 million)
6. George Michael (£1.75 million)
7. Beyonce and Destiny's Child (£750,000)
8. Tom Jones (£750,000)
9. Rod Stewart (£750,000)