Saturday, June 24, 2017

Elton Pays Tribute to Manchester, London Victims, Gregg Allman & George Michael

The 70-year-old legendary singer was performing at Derby’s 3aaa County Ground on Sunday (June 4) when he dedicated his hit I Want Love to victims of both the Manchester attack on 22 May and the London Bridge attack which killed seven people.

Speaking at the show (via Derby Telegraph), Elton said: ‘It would be remiss of me to not mention these events.

‘It was a tragic and awful thing to happen. We live in really strange times. A song can be remembered forever but it cannot replace a loved one.’

- Metro

The 70-year-old superstar halted his Twickenham show on Saturday night to pay tribute to the late singer.

Speaking candidly, Elton said: "I haven't had the chance to play Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me in England since George died."It is such a big part of him and a big part of me."Losing him was one of the most devastating things that had happened to me for a long long time."

The British legend was forced to cancel a string of shows around the world after being rushed to hospital with a life threatening disease.

Taking to the stage in Twickenham for his first show since his dice with death, Elton said: "It's good to be back in Twickenham.

"Thank you for coming out.

"At one point it was touch and go as to if I'd even be here."

He later added: "I was so, so nervous but it has been an amazing show."

Later on the in the show the 70-year-old let his stage persona drop for a minute as he invited sons Zachery and Elijah on stage.

In a touching tribute to his family, Elton hugged the little ones close in front of thousands before they scurried off stage.

- Daily Star

After the most tragic week for music, there is more sad news. Another great musician has left us. Gregg Allman was revered by musicians everywhere. A kind and gentle soul. Much love to his family and friends.

- Elton

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