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Elton John in fine form after appendicitis scare

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LONDON -- Sir Elton John showed the iTunes generation just how it's done.

Sporting a sequin-encrusted tailcoat, the five-time Grammy award winner gave a slick, flamboyant performance Thursday night at the iTunes Festival in London, mixing new material with longtime crowd pleasers including Rocket Man, I'm Still Standing and Tiny Dancer.

Following a recent health scare with appendicitis, the 66-year-old musician told the crowd "this is a magical time to be alive."

"I love music now more than I ever did," he said.

John's new album, The Diving Board, is being released Sept. 24.

 

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 14, 2013 G2

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