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Elton John celebrates 70th birthday with star-studded bash

ETOnline logo ETOnline 2017-03-26 Tina Smithers Peckham
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Memo to Elton John: 70 never looked so good!

The musical icon celebrated his seventh decade of life with a massive A-list bash on Saturday to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum.

Guests of the Hollywood fete included Rob Lowe, Katy Perry, Jon Hamm, Neil Patrick Harris, Jack McBrayer, Ryan Phillippe, Tom Ford and Heidi Klum. Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder honored the GRAMMY-winning singer with an upbeat rendition of the birthday song, while Ryan Adams sang a cover of John's "Rocket Man."

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The English superstar also posted an image to Instagram of him blowing out candles on a birthday cake alongside his sons, 6-year-old Elijah and 4-year-old Zachary. "Birthday bliss," he captioned the snap, also tagging his longtime partner and husband, David Furnish.

In Pics: Elton John's 70th birthday party

<p><a href="">Elton John</a> celebrated his 70th birthday in style on March 25, 2017, surrounded by a slew of celebrity friends. But before he headed to his big bash at RED Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles for the big event, which benefited the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum, he celebrated at home with sons Elijah and Zachary. He captioned this photo of himself, his birthday cake and his boys (with husband David Furnish), "Birthday bliss." Now keep reading to see the stars who turned out for the Rocket Man's party, which featured performances by Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder and feted not only his b-day but marked his 50-year songwriting partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin.</p> Elton John's 70th birthday party: Photos

Furnish, 54, later uploaded a snap of John and his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, the lyricist behind dozens of the legendary singer's hits. Furnish wrote, "What an extraordinary evening celebrating two history milestones -- Elton's 70th birthday and 50 years of Elton and Bernie Taupin's successful songwriting partnership."

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John recently spoke out on the milestone birthday, telling Beats 1 host Zane Lowe, "Seventy sounds so archaic, doesn't it? When I was growing up, 70 sounded like the end of the world. But things have changed. You're only as old as you feel inside. As far as my inner self, I feel great."

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