Dolly Parton at Glastonbury: Was She Live or Was It Memorex?

Craig Rosen
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Dolly Parton's Glastonbury Set Includes Mud, 'Fire' and Richie Sambora

Dolly Parton was at Glastonbury on Sunday, where she drew some of the biggest crowds at the famed British festival. More than 100,000 fans turned out to see her perform at the festival's Pyramid Stage. While fans could see Parton was on stage, there is some debate if she was really live.

During her hour-plus set that included such classic hits as "9 to 5" and "Jolene," some viewers took to Twitter to question if the country queen was really performing live.

https://twitter.com/Evelyn_Pook/status/483276927210647552

https://twitter.com/innocentdrinks/status/483300345054244865

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwBNBcFAFso#t=58

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However, Parton's representatives responded to the allegations, telling the Sunday Mirror, "She sings live. Some people don't know an amazing singer when they hear one." Comedian Stephen Fry jumped into the Twitter fray to also defend Parton. https://twitter.com/stephenfry/status/483297279890440192

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Other less famous Twitter users concurred. https://twitter.com/DT6biz/status/483304580437250048

https://twitter.com/elizawoods/status/483297759253237760

The 68-year-old legend appeared on stage dressed in a white, rhinestone-studded outfit and seemed genuinely thrilled to be there. She said it was "such an honor and such a thrill to be here at Glastonbury Festival. I've been waiting a lifetime for this and of course we want all of you to have the best time."

She also had a special guest. Estranged Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, who has still yet to rejoin his longtime pal's namesake band, found a new vocalist in Parton, who did a version of the band's 1989 hit "Lay Your Hands on Me."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9mSux2KgWU

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