During a recent show in Los Angeles, Elton John took a moment to remember David Bowie by telling a story about him and his producer, and then playing an amazing instrumental version of "Space Oddity" into "Rocket Man"
Elton John has earned a ton of money -- and he's bought a ton of things with it. In fact, back in September of 1988, he had so many possessions crowding his four-story English mansion that he decided to sell off 2,000 of them in a massive four-day auction at Sotheby's in London.
They've known one another for years and even worked together on occasion, but Rod Stewart and Elton John's long friendship has never led to a full-fledged tour -- something Stewart would like to rectify before it's too late.
The last time Elton John released an album, it was a collaborative work with pianist, singer-songwriter and musical hero Leon Russell. It got great reviews and was hailed as a creative comeback for John, whose records have been hit-and-miss since his peak commercial days.
If you've seen any of the 23 James Bond movies, you're familiar with British trumpet player Derek Watkins. The session player also sat in with Eric Clapton, the Beatles, Elton John and more during a nearly 50-year career. Watkins died on Friday (March 22) after a two year battle with cancer.
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