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Elton John Closes Bonnaroo and Remembers Casey Kasem During Set

June 17, 2014 by staff 

Elton John Closes Bonnaroo and Remembers Casey Kasem During Set, Sir Elton John paid tribute to late U.S. radio and TV star Casey Kasem as he closed the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Sunday June 15.

The legend of the industry brought the curtain down on the rural Tennessee music event by performing on the final night of the 2014 gathering.

The show marked the star’s U.S. festival debut and he told the crowd, “This is my first ever festival in America and I know it’s the best one”.

During his career-spanning set, he took a moment to remember Kasem, who died early on Sunday.

Elton John credited the TV and radio star with partly inspiring his music career as he often listened to Kasem’s American Top 40 radio countdown in the 1970s.

He said of his hero, “Travel safely, my good man,” before performing hit track Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me.

The music superstar also welcomed special guest Ben Folds to the stage for a duet of Grey Seal, before his set ended with a fireworks display.

Other acts to play at the festival over the weekend (13-15Jun14) included Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Frank Ocean, Jack White and Skrillex.

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