The Evening Standard (London)
History man Elton's Armenian surprise
WE didn't have Sir Elton John down as an expert on Armenian history. The singer is in Yerevan, the country's capital, with husband David Furnish, working for the Starkey Foundation. The pair are patrons of the hearing charity. "He is not only a world-renowned singer but also a great intellectual," Armenian president Armen Sarkissian told crowds on Sunday. "I remember how years ago, when Catholicos Karekin I [head of the Armenian Apostolic Church] passed away, Elton wrote me a letter and we met and discussed the history of Armenian Christianity."