Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sir Elton Performs for Canadian Wedding Reception

The Rocket Man himself landed in Calgary over the weekend.

A representative for Sir Elton John confirmed the British music legend flew from Europe into the city Saturday, arriving in the late afternoon, for a private event.

She declined to give details about the event, but reports have surfaced suggesting John played a wedding in the Springbank area.

“It is a general policy that we not discuss private events,” said the rep.

- Calgary Sun

John’s performance at the small, intimate affair in Springbank was confirmed to the Herald by multiple sources. The singer’s appearance was arranged as a surprise by the groom.

While a $3-million payday to John was bandied about in one media report, a source tells the Herald that that figure is inflated. Much more likely, they said, was that John was a paid a “stipend” and then a sizeable donation was made to the singer’s AIDS foundation, which has raised more than $200 million to support HIV/AIDS programs since its inception in 1992.

- Calgary Herald

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