A pair of Sir Elton John's heart-shaped glasses has been stolen from a US museum. Officials from the Rock 'n' Soul Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, said workers noticed the famous eyewear was missing on Tuesday night. The glasses worn by Sir Elton, whose signature look has long included flamboyant eyewear and outfits, were taken from a 60 Years Of Rock exhibit. More »Elton John's Glasses Stolen From US Museum
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a pair of Elton John's heart-shaped glasses has been stolen from a display case at a Memphis museum. More »Elton John's heart-shaped glasses stolen from Memphis museum
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