The toyband Blue, singing the November 2002 number one hit Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, performed on UK television on March 21, 2003 -- minus Elton. Bizarrely, the controversial quartet sang their duet hit without even the benefit of a video projector of Elton. It was an eerie performance, and simply not the same!
Blue, who face legal action from an original Scottish band of the same name who were signed onto Elton's Rocket Records in the 1970s, performed on the Des And Mel daytime TV show on ITV.
[Ed. You may well ask whether Elton wants to distance himself from an outfit that goes to court in June 2003. Elton has been called to testify for his association with Scottish Blue in the 1970s]