Elton John Leads Rousing David Bowie Instrumental Tribute

Image via Mazzzur.

Image via Mazzzur.

Elton John paid tribute to one of his major musical influencers, David Bowie, with an instrumental of “Space Oddity.” John was performing a two-hour concert a the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.

John received incredible praise from music-bible Rolling Stone who wrote:

It was a mash-up that fans and musicians have attempted for years, but John made it elegantly real, dedicating the moment to ‘the Starman.’ As the song ended, the singer-pianist stood and walked across the stage, and was handed a bouquet from the front row. John also spoke of an early connection in the two artists’ recording careers, pointing to his search for a producer and arranger to help with his self-titled second album from 1970.

Check out the fan-filmed video after the jump…

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