The May 24, 2004 Evening Star reported that Elton's songs came early to Ipswich.
While he's scheduled to play next month, his music was heard over the weekend in Tower Ramparts shopping centre. That's where a karaoke competition, devoted to the entertainer's tunes, was held.
Even nearby store clerks got into the act, with two doing a duet of Candle in the Wind.
It probably didn't hurt that the grand prize was a pair of tickets to see the man himself!