On Saturday night, Elton welcomed Watford’s new manager, Marco Silva, by dedicating Candle in The Wind during his engagement at the Twickenham Stoop.
The vocalist has twice previously owned the club; from 1976 to 1987 and 1997 to 2002 respectively, whilst still remaining president for ten years when he was not the owner.
The Telegraph has reported that the following evening, at the 3aaa County Ground, Elton mentioned the late Derby County manager Brian Clough. He made reference to the birthday of Brian’s daughter-in-law, Margaret, wife of Burton manager Nigel Clough.
The musician told the crowd he met with Nigel and his family before the concert. He added that he had ”loved his father,” which drew cheers from the audience.
Elton also paid homage to George Michael by singing Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me. He said that his friend, who died on Christmas Day 2016, would be ”forever etched” in his heart.
Another song dedication–Your Song–was for the aforementioned Mrs Clough. But the star told the crowd it was also a tribute to his 50-year songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin.