Elton John paid tribute to David Bowie with an an instrumental cover of Bowie’s 1969 classic “Space Oddity.”
Elton John paid tribute to his friend and musical peer David Bowie.
John left his million dollar piano in Las Vegas for a night to play at the Wiltern theater in Los Angeles. On Wednesday (Jan. 13), John played some of his biggest hits, including several off his forthcoming album Wonderful Crazy Life out Feb. 5. He took the opportunity to honor David Bowie with an instrumental cover of the late singer’s 1969 classic “Space Oddity,” the only song he performed without lyrics that night.
Later on, John invited Demi Lovato on stage to join him in singing his 1979 classic “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” Other duets that night included Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump for an energetic performance of John’s 1973 single “Saturday Night’s Alright (for Fighting)” (the band had recorded of cover of in 2014) and welcomed Shawn Mendes for a duet of “Tiny Dancer.”