Madison Square Garden in New York City will commemorate Sir Elton John's 60th performance at the famed venue Sunday as he celebrates his 60th birthday.

To celebrate this record-setting achievement, a banner marking "Most Performances by a Single Artist" at the Garden will be raised to the rafters and placed within Madison Square Garden's Music Hall of Fame.

The Grateful Dead previously held the record for most number of performances, before John broke the record in October of 2001. The Grateful Dead had performed 52 times on the Garden's stage.

John's concert at Madison Square Garden March 25 will be recorded and broadcast in the United States on MyNetworkTV. The two-hour special will be presented on April 5 and feature the John concert and celebrity interviews. Two days after his birthday concert, on March 27, John will release "Rocket Man - Number Ones" which will feature 12 of Elton's platinum or gold hits and more.

John acknowledged the importance of his live career when he accepted the Legend Of Live award at the Billboard Touring Conference last November, when he also first publicly revealed the Garden milestone performance. "[This award] means a helluva lot, because of all the things I do musically, playing live is definitely the most rewarding thing," John said. "It gets you in contact with people, it gets you scared, it's the most rewarding thing a musician can do. And the more you do it, the more you seem to love it. Well, I do, anyway."

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