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Elton Plans to Take Doherty Under His Wing

Friday 8 July 2005 @ 23:54 - GMT

Last weekend's Live 8 boosted record sales for many of the artists.

One was Elton, whose Greatest Hits: 1970-2002 was up 111% at HMV. That wasn't the case with Pete Doherty, who received a lot of criticism for his performance.

But Bob Geldof thought he was ''great,'' while Elton told Sky News he plans to ''hook up again'' with the Babyshambles singer. They have talked about writing together, and the Rocket Man believes that, with his influence, ''we can get him on track'' to become ''one of the biggest acts in the UK.''