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Elton John Salutes Casey Kasem In Concert
Friday, June 20, 2014
Elton John Salutes Casey Kasem In Concert
Elton John -- a longtime Top 40 junkie paid tribute to recently departed America’s Top 40 host Casey Kasem during his appearance at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Rolling Stone reported on June 15th, prior to launching into his 1974 classic "Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me," Elton told the crowd, "I'm a British guy who came to America in 1970 and just loved every second of it. And there was one guy on the radio I used to listen to all the time who passed away today. So I want to dedicate this song to Casey Kasem. Travel safely, my angel."
 
Elton says that from a very early age, his only objective was to work in some facet of the music business: "I honestly feel I couldn't have asked for a better life. I mean, I wanted to be involved in music -- whether it was working in a record store, whether it was working in a publisher's (office), whether it was writing. . . I didn't ever envisage being a singer, that happened by accident, but I just love what I do. As I've grown older, I love to play live much more. I feel much more comfortable with my own self, so being onstage is much more comfortable to me. I don't have to hide behind big glasses and costumes anymore." 
 
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