Elton John World News: 80 Years of Age

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A Look Back as Animated Legend Hits Milestone

Wednesday 19 November 2008 @ 15:25 - GMT

Readers may recall that when Mickey Mouse turned 75, celebrities designed the same number of statues.

The works in InspEARations were later auctioned off, with proceeds going to a charity of each luminary's choice.

Pulling in the most money was Elton's bespectacled Mickey entitled Music Royalty, benefitting his AIDS foundation. The rodent, wearing an eye-catching pair of glasses, fetched $62,400.

Yesterday the Disney character hit 80, but there were no such big events. But for those who would like to own Elton's design, Music Royalty figurines are being sold at


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