Photographs and videos have been posted on Twitter showing Elton John playing a piano in the middle of the St Pancras station concourse, watched by a crowd of bemused and bewildered onlookers.
After playing for a few minutes, Elton John left a note on the piano lid: “Enjoy this piano. It’s a gift. Love, Elton John.”
He posted a photo on his Instagram account, writing alongside the photo: “Surprise!! I popped into St Pancras International to christen the Yamaha piano which I donated to the station. Now everyone can have a play”. Next to a second photo he paraphrased a lyric from his first UK hit single Your Song: “My gift is my song and this piano’s for you.”
Commuter Ruth Swailes said: “A colleague and I were just walking through the station and there was a bit of a crowd, then everyone started clapping and cheering. Elton sat down and started playing Tiny Dancer. He didn’t sing, played for about five minutes, then got up and walked away, all very low key.”
The question is, did Elton John perform his song “Passengers” at St Pancras? If not, he really should have done. Can you suggest any other appropriate Elton John songs he might have played. How about 1972’s “( Stevenson’s ) Rocket Man” or his 1992 hit “Runaway Train”?
Which are your favourite Elton John songs & why? Let us know in the Reply Box below.
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