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.
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.
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).