Elton John in concert Friday at the White House

Joe Biden’s services announced a concert by Elton John this Friday, to “salute the life and work” of the singer and the work of “those who make history every day”.

Singer Elton John will be hosted by the Bidens at the White House on Friday, where he will perform a concert to “celebrate the unifying and restorative power of music,” the executive said in a statement. US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden also want to “salute the life and work” of the British pop legend, it is specified.

The White House will invite “those who make history every day” to the concert, including teachers, caregivers, frontline workers, students, LGBT+ rights activists and people advocating for better mental health care. The President and his wife will deliver speeches.

300 million records sold

Elton John, who turned 75 last spring, is known for his planetary hits such as Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Your Song, Rocket Man Where Can You Feel The Love Tonight, but also for his commitment to associations, in particular in the fight against AIDS. He has sold over 300 million records worldwide.

On Monday, the American presidential couple was at Westminster Abbey to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on September 8 at the age of 96. A few hours after the announcement of his disappearance, while he was on stage in Toronto, Elton John paid tribute to the monarch. In front of giant screens projecting a portrait of the queen, he had a few words for the one who knighted him in 1998:

“I’m 75, she’s been with me all my life and I’m very sad that she’s not with me anymore. But I’m glad she’s at peace, I’m glad she’s at rest, and she deserved it, she worked really hard.”

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