Elton John At iTunes Fest: ‘Magical To Be Alive’

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 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.”

He says “I love music now more than I ever did.”

He also gave a shout out to singer Harry Styles in the audience, saying “I love One Direction!” – before closing with “Your Song,” a tribute to his partner David Furnish.

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

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Performing at the Roundhouse in London as part of the iTunes Festival.

The iTunes Festival continues until Sept. 30.