Elton John plays White House lawn as part of farewell tour

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elton John says he has played in some beautiful venues, but the stage in front of the White House on Friday, beneath a massive tent on a perfect autumn night, was “probably the icing on the cake.” President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden welcomed the 75-year-old singer, talking about his activism, the power of his music and his all-around goodness. John kicked off his concert with “Your Song,” his first big international hit. At the end of the show Biden surprised John with the National Humanities Medal, for his songbook and his long legacy of advocacy.

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