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Elton Among The Stars Turning Out For Clive Davis' Virtual Gala

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Elton, Slash, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and H.E.R. were among the artists who took part in Clive Davis' pre-Grammy bash last night.

 
Originally set for February, it was delayed when the 89-year-old was diagnosed with Bell's palsy. Proceeds from the invitation-only festivities benefit the Grammy Museum, which has been closed due to the pandemic; it reopens this Friday.
 
While Elton did not sing, there was a 2002 orchestral video of him performing Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me in London. 
 
The former Reg Dwight told Clive about recording the song.
 
''I had terrible trouble doing the vocal at first. I had to relax and sing it quieter. It's about hope and redemption, with gratitude in your heart.''
 
Although he says he no longer wants to ''schlep'' around the world to do shows, the songwriter will ''always be involved in music. My love for it has never died.''
 
Elton believes rap and hip hop are as important as jazz, and also thinks it is vital to ''keep your eyes open and keep listening to music you don't understand.''
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