Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Diamond Jubilee Concert
The Rocket Man returned to the stage on Sunday night for the first time since he was diagnosed with pneumonia and hospitalised.
And he was back behind the piano on Monday for pal Gary Barlow's royal celebration outside Buckingham Palace.
Sir Elton hit the stage wearing a sparkling pink blazer, and performed his survival hit I'm Still Standing and followed it up with "Your Song" and "Crocodile Rock".
Earlier in the star-studded show, Robbie Williams, Shirley Bassey, Sir Cliff Richard, Tom Jones and Kylie Minogue had entertained the Queen and members of the royal family, along with over 10,000 music fans who lined The Mall.
Barlow organized the event to mark the Queen's 60-year reign. The concert closed a weekend of celebrations all over Britain.
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The rocker joined thousands of Britons who used the Queen's jubilee celebrations to launch street and garden parties.
The Rocket Man wanted to ensure his 15-month-old son Zachary didn't miss out on the fun and threw an A-list get-together in London before hitting the stage to perform for Her Majesty.
He tells The One Show: "We had a tea (party) at a hotel up the road so my little boy could come to at least part of the festivities because he's too young to come to the show.
"But I wanted him to come to it so that when he got a little older we could say, 'Listen you were at the Diamond Jubilee, you just went to the tea. We had a lot of (guests) - (Sir) Cliff (Richard) went to the thing, Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Annie Lennox, Kylie Minogue, David Walliams... It was a lot of people."
Sir Elton and his guests later went on to perform at the three-hour musical extravaganza held outside Buckingham Palace for the Queen, members of the royal family and almost 20,000 fans.