- Category: Entertainment
- Published Thursday, January 14, 2016
- CTV News
LOS ANGELES - Elton John didn't just premiere tracks from his new album at his most recent concert, he offered a tribute to his late friend David Bowie.
About halfway through John's performance at the intimate Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles Wednesday night, he shared a story about Bowie, who died earlier this week.
John said that many years ago, he was looking for a new producer and arranger to work with, "then I heard a record which blew me away called 'Space Oddity.' "
John hired Bowie's collaborators to work on his breakthrough hit, "Your Song."
"I have David Bowie to thank for that," John said. "So I'd like to dedicate this to the star man himself."
With that, John began a rich, layered cover of "Space Oddity" before launching into "Rocket Man."