William Shatner’s Best Performance May Be This Cover of Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ circa 1978
The best thing about the internet is that it’s become a giant repository for the abnormal and awesome things that only time would have otherwise forgotten. If you can get past all the cat memes and adult videos you can find yourself checking out some real amazing things. There is this clip of William Shatner performing at Elton John’s Rocket Man at the 1978 Saturn Awards. This performance has been floating around for ages. Shatner’s music style were well-documented. At this point he has released an album of spoken word interpretations of popular songs back in 1968, it is the visuals for Rocket Man that makes it so unforgettable.
The clip opens with the song’s co-writer, Bernie Taupin, introducing Shatner. Check it out and let us know what you think!