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Next month, on the 25th of April, the Academy Awards will be held, as will the EJAF‘s annual gala (with details to be revealed as the date draws closer).


So EJW is looking back at an event featuring Elton and other stars that was aired on ABC, prior to the festivities on April 14, 1980.
The TV special was called Hollywood Nights and starred Olivia Newton-John. She sang songs from Grease and her Totally Hot album as well as some other artists’ covers. This included Oh Boy with Elton, Andy Gibb, and Cliff Richard. For Candle in the Wind, she teamed up with just Elton, who also performed Little Jeannie.
At the end, Olivia was joined by Elton (much later in the number); Toni Tennille; Tina Turner; Peaches; Karen Carpenter; Cliff; and Andy for Heartache Tonight.
This can all be seen here: