"When he met her, he started to say, ‘I’m honoured to be here tonight, your Majesty, and I’m going to play some music for you,'" Badalamenti recounted.
"And the Queen says, ‘I’m sorry, I can’t stay, it’s five to eight, and I have to go and watch Twin Peaks!'”
\u201cRest in peace to Queen Elizabeth II, who once turned down a Paul McCartney performance on her birthday to go watch Twin Peaks. \n\nAngelo Badalamenti (@DamnGoodPie) recounts @PaulMcCartney's story:\u201d
Badalamenti also told the story on the Twin Peaks DVD box set.
Twin Peaks was a mystery-drama television series that premiered on ABC in 1990, it ran for two seasons before being canceled in 1991. Although it only lasted a short amount of time, the show gained a cult-following.
Apparently, this included Queen Elizabeth II.
\u201cThe Queen blew out a McCartney gig to watch Twin Peaks. Brilliant. This is the first time I\u2019ve felt like I had anything in common with her.\u201d