Sir Elton Fan Pays $220,000 For Seranade
A generous fan of British singer SIR Elton John paid $220,000 (GBP110,000) on Thursday (21Jun07) to be serenaded by the star.
The star-studded karaoke benefit in London saw the Rocket Man cover Elvis Presley classic Are You Lonesome Tonight? in aid of the Hoping Foundation, a charity which supports children in Palestine.
One lucky bidder paid $140,000 (GBP70,000) to duet with rocker Nick Cave on Destiny's Child's Bootylicious, while Bryan Adams' performance of Status Quo's Rocking All Over The World went for $60,000 (GBP30,000).
Other stars who took to the stage in aid of the charity included The Clash star Mick Jones, former Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde and Lulu.