SIR Elton John performed a concert to a group of students who had broken into his home thirty years ago - and they only paid him with a crate of beer.

The legendary singer was reminded of the event at a recent charity concert he performed at Watford Football Club - the soccer team he was once chairman of - during a chat with the town's mayor Dorothy Thornhill.

The plucky students raided Sir Elton's nearby home after a band failed to turn up to their graduation ball.

A source reveals, "The lads had to show him how they had got through security, and provide him with a crate of brown ale as payment."

27/06/2005 02:00