The pair collaborate at the concert with a T-Rex cover…

PETE DOHERTY sensationally appeared at LIVE 8 this afternoon to perform a duet with ELTON JOHN (July 2).

One of the oddest musical coming meetings of modern times saw the T-Rex singer take to the stage to duet with the piano-tinkling legend in the third collaboration at today’s concert.

Dressed in an Edwardian military cropped jacket – like those favoured by The Libertines in their early days – and heavy Marc Bolan-style eye make-up, Doherty tripped through a version of the T-Rex classic ’Children Of The Revolution’ with Sir Elton.


Introducing the singer, Sir Elton said: “I’d like to introduce a new talent”.

Walking onstage to rapturous applause, Doherty nothing before launching into the song.

Sir Elton played on the original version of ’Children Of The Revolution’ with T-Rex, a version of which featured in the film ’Born To Boogie’ – filmed by Ringo Starr.

As previously reported on NME.COM, rumours started circulating last month that the pair would be performing a duet at Live 8, which is taking place in front of 200,000 people in London’s Hyde Park.

Sir Elton reportedly called organisers of the event to personally demand that the T-Rex singer was put on the bill.

The duet followed an energetic performance from Sir Elton.


Introduced by Little Britain stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas, the legend played a set featuring ’Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting’ and ’The Bitch Is Back’.

Keep checking NME.COM for the latest news from Live 8 throughout the day (July 2).