Elton John, Lady Gaga give surprise concert on day before Oscars

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Elton John (L) and Lady Gaga perform live on the Sunset Strip, on February 27, 2016, as a thank you to the City of West Hollywood for their support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The concert was streamed live on AOL.com and co-presented by AOL and BBVA. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AOL) ORG XMIT: 607211963

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Elton John is indelibly connected with the Academy Awards for his long-running Oscar-night party.

Lady Gaga performs with Elton John (not pictured) on the Sunset Strip, on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in West Hollywood, Calif. |Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Lady Gaga performs with Elton John (not pictured) on the Sunset Strip, on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in West Hollywood, Calif. |Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

But on Saturday, he created a new connection with a surprise concert in West Hollywood featuring Oscar nominee Lady Gaga, who is set to perform during Sunday’s Oscar show.

The singer shut down several blocks of the Sunset Strip for the hour-long show.

The two singers performed John’s 1974 hit “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” together, with Elton John dedicating the concert to the city of West Hollywood for its support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Lady Gaga’s “Till It Happens to You” is nominated for best original song.

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