"Tonight is, for me, the culmination of an effort on my behalf to try and get this man recognised for his incredible achievements as a musician, as a writer, as a singer... To see him here tonight is very emotional to me, because this is where he belongs." Sir Elton John was beaming with pride on Monday (14Mar11) as he prepared to induct his pal, Leon Russell, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York.