Elton John Performs Rare And Powerful Song He Wrote About John Lennon

Publish Date
Thursday, 13 August 2015, 12:01PM

Elton fans, you’re in for an amazing treat! Elton has blessed us with countless classics, from “Your Song,” to “Crocodile Rock,” to “Rocket Man” — but there’s one song that we think is his most powerful song ever. Only, it’s not a song you’re likely to ever hear him play live.

The beautiful, heartfelt tribute to John Lennon, titled 'Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)' originally appeared on Elton's 1982 album 'Jump Up!'. But Elton is notoriously reluctant to perform the song live, because it brings back painful memories of Lennon’s murder.

You can watch an extremely rare performance of his song from November 5, 1999 at the Kohl Center in Madison...