Sir Elton Fan Pays $220,000 For Seranade

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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.


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