• THE ROLLING STONES - START ME UP

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    START ME UP - THE ROLLING STONES

  • Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band - A Fifth Of Beethoven

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    A Fifth Of Beethoven - Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band

  • BLONDIE - THE TIDE IS HIGH

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    THE TIDE IS HIGH - BLONDIE

  • BARRY WHITE - YOU'RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING

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    YOU'RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING - BARRY WHITE

  • DAN HARTMAN - I CAN DREAM ABOUT YOU

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    I CAN DREAM ABOUT YOU - DAN HARTMAN

  • Manfred Mann's Earth Band - BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

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    BLINDED BY THE LIGHT - Manfred Mann's Earth Band

  • BILLY JOEL - TELL HER ABOUT IT

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    TELL HER ABOUT IT - BILLY JOEL

  • JOHN TRAVOLTA - Greased Lightin'

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    Greased Lightin' - JOHN TRAVOLTA

  • THE MONKEES - VALLERI

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    VALLERI - THE MONKEES

  • THE PROCLAIMERS - I'M GONNA BE (500 Miles)

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    I'M GONNA BE (500 Miles) - THE PROCLAIMERS

  • THE DRIFTERS - KISSING IN THE BACK ROW

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    KISSING IN THE BACK ROW - THE DRIFTERS

  • THE TREMELOES - MY LITTLE LADY

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    MY LITTLE LADY - THE TREMELOES

  • CHIC - Le Freak

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    Le Freak - CHIC

  • MADONNA - LIKE A PRAYER

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    LIKE A PRAYER - MADONNA

  • SISTER SLEDGE - He's The Greatest Dancer

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    He's The Greatest Dancer - SISTER SLEDGE

  • JOAN ARMATRADING - DROP THE PILOT

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    DROP THE PILOT - JOAN ARMATRADING

  • BARBRA STREISAND/DONNA SUMMER - NO MORE TEARS (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH)

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    NO MORE TEARS (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH) - BARBRA STREISAND/DONNA SUMMER

  • MICHAEL SEMBELLO - MANIAC

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    MANIAC - MICHAEL SEMBELLO

  • Boney M. - Daddy Cool

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    Daddy Cool - Boney M.

  • LIONEL RICHIE - ALL NIGHT LONG

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    ALL NIGHT LONG - LIONEL RICHIE

  • BADFINGER - Come And Get It

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    Come And Get It - BADFINGER

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Exclusive Royal Pictures: Rare pictures of Queen Elizabeth before she was crowned

We just love this series of photographs, which have never been published before, of the Queen enjoying a genuinely carefree existence on Malta in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Away from the pressure of the watching public at home, Queen Elizabeth has described these as 'the happiest days of my life'.

The Queen's love affair with the island began in 1949 when Prince Philip was made First Lieutenant on HMS Chequers. Later that year, Elizabeth's father, King George VI, suggested she joined her husband on Malta. So after celebrating Prince Charles's first birthday, the Princess flew to the island arriving on her second wedding anniversary, November 20.