Elton John Turns 70, Stars Attend Grand Birthday Celebration & Pay Tribute to Veteran Pop Star

2:42 PM EDT 3/27/2017 by Susmita Pathak Mishra, Celebeat Reporter

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Singer Elton John turned 70 on March 25. He threw a grand party on his birthday studded with Hollywood legendaries. The Elton John birthday celebration was a grand event with the presence of the singer's better half David Furnish and Lady Gaga who is a godmother to the couple's children.

The L.A. gala made the event enjoyable for the A-list guests who attended the birthday bash. The event was organized at Red Studios in Los Angeles. The birthday celebration was similar to what award ceremonies have to offer.

Rob Lowe hosted the event. On the other hand, several musical performances were featured. Stevie Wonder and Lady Gaga performed on the former's 1980 hit "Happy Birthday." Wonder also chose singing the veteran pop star's1973 song "Daniel" While Gaga also performed on her 2011 single "Born This Way." Others who took the stage were Rosanne Cash and Ryan Adams, People mentioned. Adams took a guitar and performed on 1972 Elton John hit "Rocket Man."

The A-list guests at the Elton John birthday celebration included Katy Perry,  Ryan Phillippe, James Corden, Neil Patrick Harris and her husband David Burkta, Dakota Johnson, Heidi Klum, John Hamm, Mathew Morrison, and Prince Harry in a special appearance. Prince Harry appeared via a video footage. He also made the singing sensation feel special by wearing star sunglasses, which is considered as a signature style of John's '70s and '80s looks.

E-News found that Prince Harry pretended to read a magazine during his video appearance. He read the July 2016 edition of gay magazine Attitude. The issue featured the prince's brother, Prince William, on its cover page. During the Elton John birthday celebration, a tribute was paid to the veteran pop star's songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin to raise funds for both the AIDS Foundation founded by himself as well as the UCLA Hammer Museum.

In a statement, Elton John said that for him "age is immaterial" in case the minds remain alive.  "I'm interested in moving forward all the time, with what I create, my collaborations, and also with discovering the work of other people," John said in a statement.  

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