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impromptu duet from Elton John and Lionel Richie

Friday 23 May 2003 @ 13:56 - GMT

Celebrities got up and boogied to an impromptu duet from Elton John and Lionel Richie as part of the amFAR Cinema against AIDS hosted by Elizabeth Taylor Thursday evening.

Lionel Richie and Elton lifted the mood by getting up on stage and singing Three Times a Lady, I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues."Their rendition of Twist and Shout and Great Balls of Fire had the black-tie audience going wild.

Since 1985, amfAR has raised around $207 million to fund its fight against AIDS, including $12 million raised in Cannes.

The latest event raised 1.1 million euros (US$1.3 million)

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