El­ton John pays trib­ute to Ge­orge Michael

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Le­gendary singer El­ton John (right) has paid an emo­tional trib­ute to Ge­orge Michael (far-right), who passed away last year.

In a ra­dio in­ter­view, John de­scribed the late singer as the “kind­est and most gen­er­ous man” and played six tracks, in­clud­ing Nina Si­mone’s I put a spell on you and Bob Dy­lan’s Blowin’ in the wind, in his hon­our, re­ports mir­ror.co.uk.

He says, “I wanted to do a lit­tle trib­ute to him on the show be­cause not only was he a good friend but he was prob­a­bly one of the most bril­liant song­writ­ers this coun­try has ever pro­duced and cer­tainly one of the best vo­cal­ists ever in the world.”

The 69-year-old ex­plained that they first be­came friends in Michael’s early Wham! days. “It was an amaz­ing friend­ship based on mu­sic to start with. I just want to re­mem­ber him for his won­der­ful mu­sic and his kind­ness. He was the kind­est, most gen­er­ous man, and did it with­out want­ing any pub­lic­ity,” he says.

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