Music: Elton Goes Shopping

While reporting Elton John's Wembley week, TIME Correspondent David De Voss went along with him on a buying spree. Here is his account:

Popping a pop-rock cassette into the tape deck, Elton props his feet next to the television and watches the Bond Street shoppers through the tinted windows of his Rolls-Royce Phantom. "Turn here," he instructs the chauffeur, and as the burnished ark glides to a halt, Elton hikes his high-waisted green slacks and prepares to enter Cartier.

Already a crowd is gathering on the narrow sidewalk. "It's the gold crest on the door,"...