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VIDEO RECAP: Sir Elton on ‘The Late Show’

Elton John appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night (November 14), and to the surprise of no one, it was rather brilliant.

Sir Elton sat down for an interview and performed two of his classics (“I’m Still Standing” and “Crocodile Rock”), and for a rare moment in his career was the second guest to appear on the show.  Usually, Elton will headline, but the first guest was Vice President Joe Biden, so the billing is understandable, to say the least.

Sporting some snazzy frames (shocking!), Elton was booked to promote his boxset Diamonds, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of his partnership with songwriter Bernie Taupin.  Elton talked about various aspects of his life and career, but Colbert’s singing fan-out moment was simply perfection.  The fact that Elton then swapped glasses with Colbert was icing on the cake.

Elton John Takes Stephen Through His Entire Catalogue

Elton John is commemorating the 50th anniversary of his successful songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin with an ultimate greatest hits compilation entitled 'Diamonds.'

Elton John Performs 'I'm Still Standing'

The iconic singer-songwriter plays the 1983 hit included on his new greatest hits album 'Diamonds.'

 

Elton John Performs 'Crocodile Rock'

The iconic singer-songwriter plays the 1972 classic from his new greatest hits album 'Diamonds.'

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.