Last night I had an opportunity to see a special on Leon Russell And Elton John Called the Union. Most of it was shot in London, the concert was at the Beacon. If you have not seen it, I highly recommend it and maybe able to come away with more passion in your photography. I guess when an artists endures for five decades and his peers pay him homage it’s all great. I spent a half hour with Leon maybe seven years ago. Huge talent, small ego, what a combination.
My favorite lens for actors musicians, actors, and dancers is the 200mm 1.8 for obvious reasons its light gathering power relatively long focal length, compact size, balance, and hand holdability. Of course I use it 90% at max apature and indoors. ISO was 125. http://ww2.eltonjohn.com/union/index.html