Elton John super fan auctions off 50-year-old flowers from star
By Oprah Flash
BBC News, West Midlands
An Elton John super fan is to auction off flowers given to her by the pop star nearly 50 years ago.
At the age of 16, Deborah Williams, from Wolverhampton, went to see her hero perform in 1976, when he threw red carnations to the audience.
After the blooms were snatched from her hand in the busy crowd, she says John reached down from the stage and pressed new flowers into her hand.
Now aged 64, Ms Williams, is selling the treasured items on 14 June.
The concert happened at the Wolverhampton Civic Halls and tickets had cost just 2.50, the semi-retired government consultant remembered.