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Elton Does A Minnesota Benefit

Wednesday 21
July 2004 @ 23:36
– GMT

On July 20, Elton played eleven songs for about 1,600 people, reported the Star Tribune on July 21, 2004.

He was at the Starkey Hearing Foundation‘s So The World May Hear gala in St. Paul, Minnesota. His hour-long performance was called ”intimate, emotional and friendly.”

Elton sang a bluesy Happy Birthday to Tani Austin, who runs the Foundation (and whose birthday fell on Monday). Appropriately, he dedicated Rocket Man to the astronauts in attendance, including Scott Carpenter.

The event raised over $2 million. Elton was the biggest donor, bidding $100,000 to deliver hearing aids to one of the foundation’s projects.