Friday night's all right for Elton

photo Photo by Matt Fields-Johnson Nov 19, 2010--Elton John walks on stage at McKenzie Arena Friday Night as part of his greatest hits live concert.

British pop superstar Elton John and recording partner and fellow pianist Leon Russell took the stage to a sold-out and enthusiastic crowd at McKenzie Arena on Friday night.

The performance was John's first in Chattanooga since 1999 and one of only four remaining stateside dates he and Russell will play together in support of their collaborative album, "The Union," which was released Nov. 2.

John, who is well known for his flamboyant fashion sense, took the stage in a black duster coat decorated with a colorful, stylized depiction of Russell's face under the words "Music Magic" to introduce Russell, whom he referred to as his musical "idol."