Elton John appeared on TV special Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights when she invited him to come on stage and play a special version of his 1973 hit, 'Candle In The Wind.'. Picture: NBC
Olivia Newton-John and Elton John sang a duet of 'Candle In The Wind' in 1980 and it was absolutely spectacular. Picture: NBC
Elton John was on TV special Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights when the beautiful duet took place. Picture: NBC
Alongside the beautiful moment with Elton John, the TV special also saw a variety of the biggest and the best stars of the era collaborate with Olivia Newton-John. Picture: NBC
Alongside the beautiful moment with Elton John, the TV special also saw a variety of the biggest and the best stars of the era collaborate with Olivia Newton-John.
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Acts on the night included Karen Carpenter, Andy Gibb, Gene Kelly, Cliff Richard and Tina Turner and included covers of hits by Buddy Holly, The Eagles and Grease classics.
Olivia's collaboration on the night with Andy Gibb came just a year after the pair gave a chemistry-laden duet of Bee Gees hit ‘Rest Your Love On Me’.
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Olivia and the youngest Gibb brother were performing at The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song, a gig held to raise money for world hunger programs and to mark the beginning of 1979's International Year of the Child.
Elton John and Olivia Newton-John have nurtured a great friendship in the years since they first sang together. Pictured in 1978 at the Grease premiere party. Picture: Getty
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Taking to the stage on January 9, 1979 the pair sat opposite one other on high chairs and gave a stunningly heartfelt performance of the delicate song, leading to them recording a single for Andy's new album just a few months later.
The duo where were joined by the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, Donna Summer and ABBA for a beautiful medley of Jackie DeShannon's 'Put A Little Bit Of Love In Your Heart' which was recorded and televised the following day on NBC and across the world.
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Elton John and Olivia Newton-John have nurtured a great friendship in the 42-years since they first sang together.