Sir Elton John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) is in town for a two day concert! Alas, I am not going for tickets were hard to get and expensive. The concerts were sold out, too. So his picture here is about as close I can get to this remarkably resilient performer whose career spans four decades . It was taken earlier this year at a German concert.

He is known for his flamboyant dress and jewelry. Just a couple of days ago, his sapphire and diamond brooch was up for auction. He wore this circa 1935 Art Deco piece in his 1988 music video "I Don't Wanna Go on With You Like That." The brooch is a stylised "J" with about 7.5 carats worth of diamonds as well as multiple old brilliant-cut and baguette-cut diamonds, five oval-cut sapphires and a bombe cluster of circular-cut sapphires. It was expected to sell for between $24,000 - $30,000 at Bonham's in London. It didn't sell.

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