Elton John’s 27th Annual EJAF, Elton John’ AIDS Foundation, Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood, was the the place to be for ‘Killer’ music, literally.
Not only did the The Killers play a whole set to a rapt crowd, previously during the live auction Sir Elton sang a duet with the actor Taron Edgerton, who portrays Elton in the upcoming film, “Rocketman.”
The duo raised $380,000 for the piano Elton played as they sang “Tiny Dancer.” The piano was signed on the spot on stage by Elton’s longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin. The duet was wonderful, no wonder Elton has gone on record saying he didn’t think he has heard anyone sing his iconic songs better than Taron.
Spry Sir Elton also played his hit “Daniel” with The Killers, one of the best bands ever to play at Elton’s gala. The crowd was fanatical to their hits “When You Were Young,” “Mr. Brightside,” “The Man,” “Somebody Told Me,” “For Reasons Unknown,” and more. Lead singer Brandon Flowers told the crowd that he’s known Elton for 15 years.
Other longtime Elton stalwarts whot made the scene were Patricia Arquette, Eric McCormack, Heidi Klum and fiancee Tom Kaulitz, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross, Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder, Paris Hilton, Rumer Willis, Caitlyn Jenner and Sophia Hutchins, Diana Ross hanging with Quincy Jones and Mary Wilson, Diane Lane, Don Lemon, Judith Light, a pregnant Kate Mara and her husband the talented Jaime Bell (who plays Bernie Taupin in “Rocketman”.)
Also attending Tiffany Haddish, Kristin Chenoweth, Leona Lewis, Marcia Gay Harden and more. Elton’s husband David Furnish told the crowd that the night had raised a record $6.3 million.
Bravo to Sir Elton and David Furnish for the vital work this worthy foundation does.