Friday, February 4, 2011 8:10am ET by  

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Elton John record sales regrets

Elton John regrets selling his personal vinyl record collection in 1989 to kick start The Elton John AIDS Foundation.

The 'Rocket Man' accepted £166,600 from a collector in St Louis, Missouri and still wishes that he hadn't.

John told Rolling Stone: "(It was) right before I got sober ... I was just starting the Elton John AIDS Foundation. To raise money, I sold them for $250,000 I really regret it now."

Watch behind-the-scenes report on one of Elton John's AIDS Foundation benefit events in South Africa: