Sheryl Crow tweeted a five paragraph appreciation of Elton John a couple of weeks after she took her two sons to see his show at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
Sheryl called it "one of the most important things" she will ever do. She also wrote about reminiscing with her sons in the car about how Elton's songs got her through her practice time on the piano when she was younger, until her mother got on to her for playing Elton’s classic "Your Song" instead of her lesson.
Sheryl also recalled going to Elton's 1982 concert under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, a show in which he walked through the crowd accompanied by policemen, since he was also dressed as a policeman.
She also recalled the lump she got in her throat two weeks ago when Sir Elton sang the lines "Thank God my music's still alive" in "Someone Saved My Life Tonight." Sheryl described how she and her boys were "surrounded by bearded, tattooed old men, kids of all ages, women in heels and carrying designer handbags, cowboy hats and boots everywhere, and people of all colors, walks of life and sexual orientations singing passionately in unison. This," she said, was "what I want the world to feel like all the time."
Sheryl also thanked Elton for "inspiring me and a world of people with your music." She celebrated the fact that her 15-year-old asked her to "show him a couple of Elton songs on the piano." She closed the message by assuring Elton that "yes, your music is still alive."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]