WATCH: Elton John Performs ‘Benny And The Jets’ On 'Late Show'

Elton John made an appearance earlier this month on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, with a string of performances and an interview, celebrating the release of his 50th anniversary album Diamonds – however, one performance was not aired until now;  the classic “Benny And The Jets.”

During his interview with Colbert, John openly discussed his journey in music and in collaborating with longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin.

"I was in a terrible band, not a terrible band, but a mediocre band, and I was getting fed up playing to people who were eating fish and chips," John said. "I saw an advertisement from a record company that said, 'singers and songwriters wanted' ... I was very chubby, I was shy, I wasn't the lead singer, I was just the piano player in the band, but I was so fed up.”

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John also performed “Crocodile Rock” and “I’m Still Standing” during the show, but then decided to unveil the “Benny And The Jets” performance as a special treat for fans.

Watch the video below: