Sunday, April 21, 2024

Elton John’s Final Show Will Bring Back Kiki Dee, Plus Dua Lipa the Ubiquitous Brandi Carlile, and Maybe Britney Spears


Elton John has recorded a lot of duets in the last 50 years. But the best one of all is “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” with Kiki Dee from 1976. It was one of his four number one songs that year. Now Elton will bring back Kiki one last time this Sunday for final live tour show at Dodger Stadium. I’m in!

The Disney Plus live broadcast begins at 11pm Eastern, 8pm on the West Coast. The other announced guests are Dua Lipa, who Elton’s had a big hit with all year, and Brandi Carlile, who took over John Legend’s job of being everywhere all the time.

Britney Spears should be a surprise guest, although she’s unnecessary. I do hope Bernie Taupin comes out and takes a bow. And I’m sure there will be some other guests toward the end, which means 2am New York time!

But the one I want to see is Kiki Dee. She had really one other hit, the solo “I’ve Got the Music in Me.” After those, I don’t know what happened to her. But here’s a video from 2000 in which she popped up with Elton at the Garden.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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