The Bidens receive Elton John for musical evening at the White House

The president of the United States, Joe Biden in the company of the first lady, Jill Biden, and a few thousand admirers shuddered at the performance of the English musical icon Elton John at the White House this Friday.

british singer performed from the South Lawn on an elaborate stage set up specifically for him and his team.

“The President and First Lady will celebrate the tremendous contributions Sir Elton has made throughout his life as an artist and activist,” spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters before the concert.

Among the audience were 2 thousand fans of the British singerincluding teachers, frontline workers, nurses, mental health advocates, students, and advocates for the LGBT+ community.

The performance featured sponsorship of A&E Networks and The History Channel, which is part of A&E. A&E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group DIS.N and Hearst.

Secondly, the show was called “A night in which hope and history rhyme”, taken from a poem by Irish writer Seamus Heaney. Biden regularly quotes Heaney and is a faithful reader of Irish poetry.

Biden has a special relationship with John’s music, since in his book; “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and Purpose” recounts how he sang “Crocodile Rock” to his son’s Beau when he was a child and again as an adult when Beau died of cancer.

Likewise, the US president awarded him the National Medal of Humanities to Sir Elton John for his legacy of defense through his music and especially for his fight against stigma towards people who live with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

“I just told the first lady that I have never been stunned, but I am truly stunned by this. I am humbled by this incredible award for the United States of America, I will treasure it greatly. I will make every effort to make sure this disease (HIV) goes away,” John said.

Biden ended the evening with the announcement that the US government will invest six billion dollars in taxpayer dollars this month to help fight HIV and prevent more people from dying of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).