Andrew Lloyd Webber paid tribute to “the greatest rock ‘n’ roll pianist ever,” Jerry Lee Lewis, on Christmas Day.
The American musician, whose hits include Great Balls Of Fire and Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On, died on October 28 this year at the age of 87.
He was one of the last survivors of a generation of groundbreaking performers that included Elvis Presley and Little Richard.
Lord Lloyd-Webber, whose musical hits include The Phantom Of The Opera, Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar, exploded with a performance of Presley’s It’s Christmas Time Pretty Baby in praise of the pianist. dying.
In a video posted on Instagram, he said: “Merry Christmas everyone and this is my favorite Christmas carol.
“And remember this year is the tragic death of rock and roll’s greatest pianist ever, Jerry Lewis. I’m too old to play the piano like Jerry Lee but have a great Christmas.”
The theater boss is one of many famous faces who have used social media to share Christmas messages.
Veteran singer Sir Elton John, 75, thanked fans for making him feel “so special” over the past 12 months and called it “the most successful year” of his career.
Posting on Instagram on Christmas Day, he shared a video of himself wearing glasses decorated with Santa’s hat and saying: “What a great year and I want to thank you all for being so supportive.
“The people who went to the show, the people who watched the videos online, the people who bought the CDs, the vinyl, the streaming stuff.
“This is probably the most successful year of my career. We started in January after a two-year blockade in New Orleans and we did 92 shows Farewell Yellow Brick Road and it was all great because you came to see the show and you became a friend. page, you made me happy, you looked amazing, you sang along to all the songs, you held up signs showing how many shows you went to.
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“And that really touched me and it touched me and it made me feel like a million dollars, so thank you all for making me feel so special this year. . I have the best fans, you are the best fans.”
The Rocket Man singer, who will complete a more than 300-day worldwide tour next summer, added that he is celebrating the holiday season in Australia before continuing to perform some shows in the country and New Zealand.
He also wished fans a happy holiday from his husband and children, saying: “I wish you the very best of Christmas from David, myself, Zachary and Elijah. And what can I say? I love you very much.”
Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney posted a picture of himself looking up at the mistletoe overhead and wrote: “Wow Merry Christmas – Paul” along with a kissing emoji.
Meanwhile, Spice Girl and fashion designer Victoria Beckham shared a festive snap of her husband and former England footballer David Beckham with sons Romeo and Cruz and daughter Harper, all Wear matching cream silk pajamas.
She wrote: “Dad still keeps the Beckham family tradition!” as well as saying that they love and miss their eldest son Brooklyn who is celebrating Christmas with his wife Nicola Peltz.
Victoria also shared a second series of photos in which she sits on David’s lap, wearing a hoodie that reads “All I want for Christmas is David Beckham,” she captioned it, “I got what I got want this Christmas”.
Brooklyn posted photos of her vacation on Instagram, kissing Peltz on the cheek while she smiled back at him.
Sir Mick Jagger posed by the Christmas tree with his two dogs in his festive photo, writing: “Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all of you!!”
Kylie Minogue shared a carousel of pictures of herself in festive settings, including one in a red gift box with a silver bow on her head and another in a red velvet jumpsuit and skates , with the caption: “Happy Holidays, friends”.
Stacey Solomon and husband Joe Swash also wished their Instagram followers a Merry Christmas for the first time as a couple after they got married in July this year.
Alongside a photo of them in their pajamas and festive hats, she wrote: “Merry Christmas, lots of love from Mr and Mrs. Solomon-Swash. Have wanted to say that for years.
The singer and presenter added that she is “thinking of anyone who is having a hard time during this time of year” and how grateful she is for everyone’s “kindness and support”. in year.
She continued: “Thanks for being there, the laughter, the tears and the madness in between.”
“I love my insta family so much and I am forever grateful to all of you. Lots and lots of love. From all of us.”
Meanwhile, England soccer star Marcus Rashford said in an Instagram video: “Hi everyone, just a short message to wish you all a Merry Christmas, hope you’re all having a great time. great time, enjoy time with family and friends and get the best out of me. “
The Voice UK singer and coach Olly Murs also posted a series of photos of his family celebrating Christmas, writing: “38 years on… and we’re still so lucky that this Santa comes every year. to our house.”
Reality TV star Ferne McCann also enjoyed her first Christmas with fiance Lorri Haines in Devon.
She wrote on Instagram: “Love to all those who are having fun with their loved ones & who are not feeling the same & who are having a hard time today because of any reason. whatever reason. Sending you lots of love right now. Hug those who make you feel loved tightly.”
Libertines frontman Peter Doherty also shared a video of himself singing The Pogues’ Fairytale Of New York.
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