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Fresh update on "elton" discussed on Pantheon
"It's like a dream. No you you have no idea that Whether it be is I mean right now. Watching the major labels as they've all teamed up together or they've been doubled up together. I am delighted that they've been forced to go deep in their archives. Love it, and the, and here's another thing I've been on this fifty year anniversary tip for a while which is. When, they were twenty, five year anniversary six. I think I wrote something for Gold Mine I WANNA your beano cover story issues. Twenty years after. You know an in nineteen eighty-four, maybe nine, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, four, thirty year anniversary of the. Beatles. Coming to America because I had I had seen the The the closed circuit, a concert footage. Well, I saw live when the DC concert sixty four was broadcast nationally. But what I'm saying is I was picking up on this twenty five and thirty year anniversary things. Twenty years ago, and then I was watching all things must pass that came out as a fortieth anniversary edition and then I'm sitting here, writing articles and stuff on Elton John's fiftieth anniversary this week of his debut at the Troubadour and I'm watching these fifty year cycle things happen whether it be. Box sets by the band or Beatles re releases or expanded. Double Exhibitions of things or and so the labels. Has Gone deepen their. Archives. And we start seeing these things become available for retail, and so they finally join the brigade. and to me, that's been her. 'cause I've just seen. I don't think the sixties music is going away or these movies are going away because we're on a third or fourth generation now, and we know how many kids are checking out Bob Dylan for the first time and now they can go. Renter on the don't look back title or other items like that and all of a sudden. We have A, we have a world, and this is something. Dr Cushing is still done me. Many years ago I said you know I'm trying to write about some of the new music but. The editors won't return my emails. And I'm trying to write about Rap Music I've interviewed Ice Cube three times I've been ice t's house I've met care terrorists one and I have an interesting concept of talking to rappers then and now. Simply as wordsmiths and writers without the beats and music. So I tried to get a book going on that and believe me nobody wanted to see me at a record label or publishing. House writing about recipes they give you some of it's been published and I and I found myself. Whole. That's your next book I I I. It will. It will happen by the way I had a chapter on. On. Ice Cube in two, thousand, six and my. Hollywood check job of talking about lyrics and all that I put him and Milton Band People's. And they'll stewart who did watch stacks in that book. See I've been doing this this this this thing a very long time and I don't think a lot of people picked up on it nor do I sit there and ask for the super coverage or the acknowledgement that it's sort of all out there. But incl- including this little segment of this thing. I think Something has. Something is happening where where I was said I said to Dr Cushing. You, know. There's I have a lot of data in the bullpen, a lot of information and I'm getting access to artifacts and Ephemera and photos never seen. The only trepidation I have is. I don't want it's traffic exclusively in nostalgia. But it seems to be one of the few outlets I have. Excuse me as a writer that people are taking these articles are asking me to do these interviews. And he said. because. He has a sense of history when you're A. Professor in English. And literature he said it's not nostalgia if you're delivering new information nice and that to me. which. Is Why he's thanking every one of my books and I showed him in half a dozen of the chapters. I can't tell you how liberating. That comment was not that I was like you concerned I was still going to do these interviews and still WanNa talk to Raymond's Eric and other people always talked too. Far. As. thinking, they could work in big format bucks. Said, it's not nostalgia if you're delivering new information so it happens and this is starting to really dwindle. People check out some of my books or read the table of contents or they read the first reviews that are always very good coming out. And then they're stuck to have a decision to make. Their really in an interesting position. It's like they're on the basketball court. And they have a chance to grab the ball. Well, what's Harvey Kuban it going to tell us about Shindig or the tammy show or the Elvis Sixty eighth special or did Clark or upbeat television or this movie rumble or Orangeburg Burns and bang records. When we've already kind of seen these movies, we have a lot of the records. Is Rehashing these things? Is it kind of guy to check these movies out every year? One of those kind of list kind of things. And so there's a little bit of hesitancy. But the hesitancy is disappeared right now thinking physically get this book and you hold it. It's one thing reading about this book on the Internet. But. Until you got the package from my publisher and you saw this TNT bomb in front of you. You realized Whoa look at this now and all of a sudden when she read the prologue and check out everything you realize it's not a rehash it all it's a completely new look at examining this world by somebody. Who Actually I work on documentaries I'm in some of these big. Documentaries on Queen and Christine mcvie and things like that. So I actually in this world as a consumer and also as a participant. Well I gotta ask you one more thing before part and okay, we asked you what? You thought were defined subject best. How about a documentary that fail to show the.
Elton John announces new North American dates for final tour
"John still kicking and stretching. He's still tandem is hey has decided to reschedule. Some of this farewell yellow brick road tour never dates. Starting in January 2022 in New Orleans so that the year and a half from now you will be able to see Elton John. Some of the other rescheduled dates are for Houston, Detroit, New York City, Miami, Toronto and Montreal.
Elton John Announces Massive Career-Spanning Box Set ‘Elton: Jewel Box’
"On unreleased studio demo of Elton John Sing Me No Sad songs will be part of an eight CD collection set for release in November. Elton John Jewell Box has 148 songs 60 of which are previously unreleased recordings span from 1965 to 2019. They include early collaborations with songwriting partner Bernie Top and Jule Box comes out November 13th. ABC.
11 Trivia Questions on Spinach
"Right we are replacing spinach in key words in famous titles of books and movies and things like that phrases. Let's see how you do number one Charlie and the Spinach factory number one charlie and the spinach factory number one. Number two, the spinach of wrath number two, the spinach of Wrath. Number three, James and the giant spinach. Number three James and the giant spinach. Number four, a fish called spinach number four, a fish called spinach. Number five signed sealed spinach number five signed sealed spinach. Number six, the hunt for Red Spinach number six, the hunt for Red Spinach. Number seven goodbye yellow brick spinach number seven, goodbye yellow brick spinach. Number eight spinach on the COB number eight spinach on the COB. Number Nine Little Spinach Arkansas number nine. Little Spinach. Arkansas. And Number Ten Toronto Maple Spinach number. Ten Toronto Maple Spinach. And number eleven is a slogan this spinach for you this spinach for you. Those are all your ridiculous questions where he replaced the word spinach hopefully figure all out and they had some fun playing this with your kids or some elderly folks in your life. We'll be right back in just a second with the replace spinach answers. All, right here we go. Guys number one replacing that word spinach with a keyword or vice versa you know what I meant. Here's number one Charlie and the spinach factory was Charlie and the chocolate factory number one charlie and the chocolate factory number two the spinach of wrath was the famous book. The Grapes of Wrath number two, the Grapes of Wrath. Number three James and the giant spinach we replace spinach with Peach James and the giant peach another row book. Number four, a fish called spinach. Just watch this the other night HBO Max. It's Wanda. Fish called. Wanda. Great movie written by British Comedian and actor John cleese. Number five signed sealed spinach is signed sealed delivered. That is a hit song signed sealed delivered. Number six, the hunt for red. Spinach is the hunt for red. October number six although I guess you could maybe be hunting for red spinach it like whole foods or something number seven, goodbye yellow brick spinach was goodbye yellow brick road by Elton John another hit song. Number eight spinach on the COB is a nice easy one corn on the COB instead of corn on the COB, we had spinach in the COB that would be pretty gross number nine little? Spinach Arkansas is Little Rock Arkansas the capital of Arkansas and number ten Toronto Maple Spinach. The Toronto Maple leafs NHL team. For Two points this spinach for you. That was this Bud's for you a slogan from Budweiser and sort of a play on the name of this show Trivia with buds. That was my first sticker ever as a comedian in two thousand six had my my space address on it and it was me pointing on a beer bottle and it said this Bud's for you but it was spelled. With my last name is cheesy as you can imagine.
Wonder Media Network signs with WME
"Welcome to the New York Times Company Second Quarter Two thousand twenty earnings conference call. On the call today, we have married. It's cope it Levian executive vice president and chief. Operating Officer last. We acquired cereal production. We've also entered into an ongoing. Strategic Alliance with American light among other things will tell the American life podcast advertising. Next year New York Times CEO in waiting meredith cockpit. Hitlerian with the news of the company is to sell ads within this American lives podcast from next year. She also said that the daily has an average of three and a half million daily listeners few more than this podcast. The female founded and led podcast network. Wonder Media Network has signed with talent agency, w. m. e. to help the network expanded into books and television w emmy already represent pyrex rusty quill crooked media and Malcolm glad well answer Elton John. Lipton's CEO Chris Spencer has resigned. It worked at Lipson for fifteen years and we'll stay on as a senior advisor to the company. Last year bonus payments to spend. So was cited as one reason for a revolt by minority shareholders the settlements last October installed a number of new board members who's been publicly critical of the company and none of those are quoted in lip since release. Google. Play Music's podcast portal will no longer accepts new podcasts quote in the next few weeks according to an email from the company they'll be removing it entirely later in the year, you should be using Google podcasts manager instead the podcast academy holding August social a weak today via zoom, of course, meanwhile, new research into share of audio listening in Australia will be unveiled on August twenty sixth you'll find links. To both of those Paul's dot events and expanding yet further specify a hiring for a head of audio books. Is there anything that company won't touch a thank you to the podcast engineer for becoming our latest supporter based in Atlanta in Georgia the podcast engineer does podcast editing mixing and production so you can treat your listeners to quality audio you should be like them at hot news dot net slash support. And Impalas News Memory Lane with Kerry God limo interviews, different guest every week like Romesh Ranga Nathan Jo brand and. A Kosta talking about their five favorite photographs one. If you use the entail APP, you get to see the photographs as well. Also interactive with the tail APP is making the cuts with Davina McCall Michael Douglas. Not. That Michael Douglas presumably it's a podcast like trip advisor feel life apparently and just a little prick podcast with Pete Wiggs, it's all about two twos obviously and scientists using world of warcraft to learn how to fight covid nineteen that's according to wild wild tech which launched. Yes. Today these are the stories about your favorite tech companies that are seldom told they
Elton John celebrates 30 years of sobriety
"Elton John celebrated 30 years of sobriety with a post on instagram with photos featuring his husband, David Furnish, and their two sons, Zachary and Elijah, as well his notes of congratulations. John expressed his gratitude, he said, reflecting on the most magical day, having celebrated my 30th sobriety birthday, so many lovely cards, flowers and chips from my son's David friends. In the post Graham in the program, Sorry staff at the office and in our homes. I'm Julia. Blessed
Elton John celebrates 30 years of sobriety, says he’d ‘be dead’ if he didn’t seek help
"John, celebrating 30 years of sobriety today with a post on instagram. It was a photograph featuring husband David furnish their two foot son, Zachary and Elijah. The little cards that they had made him, he said, reflecting on the most magical day, having celebrated my 30th sobriety birthday, so many lovely cards, flowers and chips from my son, David friends in the program, he said staff He said. If I hadn't taken the big step of asking for help, 30 years ago, I'd be dead.
MGM Sets ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Movie with ‘Hamilton’ Director Thomas Kail
"We do have some movie news don't worry we do have some movie news that's coming out this week in this weekend rather and one has to do with Elton John's movie rocket man this is the movie that that came out last year but Elton John is holding a watch party online today on Amazon prime the movie is showing on Amazon prime but you can watch it with Elton John with the Q. and a after the fact the yeah as one of the home video picks this weekend I'll tell you about some of the other home video pics in a couple of minutes but the other I guess you might say fairly big movie news is that there's going to be a new fiddler on the roof movie it was last made in nineteen sixty four it's the classic Broadway musical maybe one of the most classic Broadway musicals of all time that's been made and remade and television specials but now it's going to be made with the director of Hamilton the original director of Hamilton from Broadway Thomas kail they are going to put this together collaborating with Lin Manuel Miranda and the man who wrote the musical dear Evan Hansen he's going to write the screenplay for it so it's going to be adapted I guess it's going to be updated a little bit you know maybe they'll be a song and it if I were a quarantine man that could be different take on the whole thing
Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84
"Writer playwright author gay rights activists and aids activist Larry Kramer has died of pneumonia at the age of eighty four here's Jim Chevy our reporter once described Larry Kramer as the game worlds leading apostle of unrest certainly he was an active he co founded the group's gay men's health crisis and act up in the nineteen eighties in response to the aids epidemic and Kramer's writings were meant to stir up the audience his play the normal heart portraying the pain of HIV still even though Kramer's set out to be confrontational he told CBS news it was not easy making a full of himself in front of others but you know you kind of think of the greater but Jim Shannon B. C. B. S. news Kramer and his husband architectural designer David Webster have been together since nineteen ninety one they were also a couple back in the seventies act up said the Kramers raids helped inspire a movement and Elton John said today that we've lost a giant of a man who stood up for gay rights like a
AIDS activist and "The Normal Heart" playwright Larry Kramer dies at 84
"Back in the eighties when HIV aids became a crisis playwright Larry Kramer used his angry voice to raise theater goers consciousness of it later forming the game men's health crisis and then act up Larry Kramer died on Wednesday many remember in play right now aids activist Larry Kramer best known for his play the normal heart Elton John said in a statement that we have lost a giant of a man who stood up for gay rights like a warrior Lin Manuel Miranda writes on Twitter that Cramer was an extraordinary writer Rosie o'donnell called him an American hero Kramer was diagnosed with HIV in nineteen eighty nine he died of pneumonia Larry Kramer was eighty
Law firm targeted by hackers says Trump was never a client
"So hackers who launched a massive cyberattack on the New York law firm of prominent entertainment lawyer. Alan Grubman are now threatening to release dirt on Donald Trump if their ransom demands aren't met now. This is a little bit weird so so just bear with me as explain this. The hackers are known as revival are evil R. E. V. I l. claim to have stolen confidential files on GRUB and celebrity clients like Elton John Lady Gaga Madonna and have doubled their ransom demand to forty two million dollars. They also claim to have damning information on the president and say that will be made public in a week if they don't receive the random but it's not clear what information they have on trump who's not represented by Grubman. There's no real connection on how those two are related together but hackers are telling the president. You better urged Grubman pay that forty two million of you. Don't want this information released about you. So far GRUBS law firm said it will not negotiate with these hackers. The FBI is investigating the case as an act of international
Homo Sapiens Q&A
"To this is from a woman Jay will us? What do my fiance and I do about people telling us the right way to make a family. Tell him to fuck off. Yeah I mean just imagine that people getting up in their stuff about should they adopt? Should they do surrogacy should they? I think they should listen. But when it comes to the point when this be annoyed she obviously is tell them it's their business and a. I mean what the hell. Where do people get off topic too? Yeah I couldn't agree more. I think that's just dreadful. Do you know do you not my dad said to me when I said my dad got arrested. So lovely man. Lovely man said I said to Moses going to have children with my husband William and he went. What like Elton John? An ice lead. No just like people all right we. Should we do one more? Do One more these next questions does your great thanks so much. That wasn't really a question. Okay here's another question from s Who is a woman? She says that she she feels weird to tell people that. She doesn't conform to the Normative society thoughts is really interesting this because so when at Christmas I was. I seem to be the elected educated to my wider family. On what gender politics is. Let's say queer politics you know. People are going to be two darling white. They want to be called they. What what is this all about? It's all opening up right now. And Sam Smith who has been on this book us and we adore. I love about them is. They have said that they're going to be Miss Gender for the rest of their life. And that's okay and I thought that was quite sweet. That's nice. They said the on an interview. Eight and also this fluidity of all I think is and also what is plan sexual or these severe. There's a lot I think the thing is. It's a lot for people to deal with. Especially if you're not coming into contact with people who are out of those things so I might thing is don't feel weird about it just present. How you you know. I think any in any situation. It's okay to ask to be thought of to described. And if that's how you want then people should respect that they respect that most of their attitudes of ood can't keep up like you. I know people who've things what I'm not allowed to Oriental. No I can't keep up is Asian. Know terrible things that but that is a very common sort of attitude. These things change so quickly and we come up. The thing was thing is they do change quickly. Sometimes you just have to ask and if someone asks you to refer to them or think of them in a certain way then. That's just respectful to do that yet. And if you are feeling you want to define how you are referred to. I always feel like Kinda need to just double roughly double the amount of time. You think it's going to take to get that across to people you know you do have to invest time and explaining because it is. It's a journey for them as well Jennifer them and it is an is confusing and people on the whole are actually very willing to be respectful just often. They make strange mistakes when they fill on the back foot and they didn't what say. Yeah you know to me so I think it's like practice test. It's a test and if you explain it to someone in very very basic way and still. They're not respecting you. Then that's a problem often. I think people will be but does I think what s is asking about. Just hard feeling that she doesn't she's not kind of conforming to hiring. That feels her just kind of going out into the world and saying hey you know what I don't I don't feel particularly like you and that must I mean I guess it depends on the circumstances you find yourself in. I I think we are in the in the show Lucky in that those sorts of things are usually much more easy for us. What it's like if you're in a bank or something and you want to see you don't feel no so I think the thing is keeping yourself in a closet or in a ghetto is only going to make you feel
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Lady Gaga sets May 29 release date for 6th album
"Coronavirus is not stopping lady Gaga's new album from coming out we got a guy sitting in new date her sixth album chromatic we'll be out may twenty ninth the originally scheduled for release last month it was delayed because the culminating pandemic promedica will feature collaborations with Arianna Grande Elton John and more it's been four years since Gaga's last album two thousand sixteens
Just dance: Lady Gaga sets May 29 release date for 6th album
"Lady Gaga has announced a new release date for her chromatic a album Margie's are loaded with the latest Gramatica was supposed to come out April tenth but was delayed because of the corona virus pandemic it now will be released may twenty ninth includes collaborations with Elton John Arianna Grande and the K. pop group black pink it will come out digitally and on CD as well as on vinyl and cassette in various colors
Just dance: Lady Gaga sets May 29 release date for 6th album
"Gramatica was supposed to come out April tenth but was delayed because of the corona virus pandemic it now will be released may twenty ninth includes collaborations with Elton John Arianna Grande and the K. pop group black pink it will come out digitally and on CD as well as on vinyl and cassette in various colors I'm marquees are let us
'One World' Concert Review
"Did you watch the the one the one world concert on Saturday and cited about it yeah I did it did not disappoint I thought it was great it's been so I mean you know everybody has their own opinion about different things but I just find so interesting on social media you know some people said it was depressing some people thought that it was lip saying some people thought there's some people thought that I left those two hours I only watch the two hours not like you where you can watch the four hour pregame with on social media before I only watched the two hours I was great and I I just thought the performances were great but I was just so moved and uplifted by the stories of the health care workers wouldn't really that that's really what this was all about they were not asking for money they did you know that did not you know tell you the text in and you get give us money and do this and do that it was just and where his campaign to thank health care workers and frontline workers during all we work while we're still are going through I have a little montage here if you want to hear about some of the performances yeah sure I'd give us a little hint as to who we're going to hear in this class you're gonna hear lady Gaga you're gonna hear Paul McCartney Stevie Wonder Billy eyelash Kacey Musgrave Shawn Mendez Camilla Kobe you're gonna hear Elton John in this you're going to be here Lizzo doing the all Sam Cooke song change is gonna come in you're gonna hear the the finale of the show which literally I was brought to tears watching lady Gaga John legend Andre able Charlie and Salim Dion do the beautiful song the prayer this is just a little sampling of the
Lady Gaga's star-studded One World: Together At Home concert raises $127.9 MILLION for coronavirus relief efforts
"Did you see it one world together at home last night the two hour special boy featured performances by some of music's top names and how to help raise funds for the fight against the corona virus than tech they raise nearly a hundred and twenty eight million dollars hosted by late night talk show show host host Stephen Stephen Colbert Colbert Jimmy Jimmy Fallon Fallon and and Jimmy Jimmy Kimmel Kimmel the the show show featured featured a a host host of of stars stars from from Paul Paul McCartney McCartney Stevie Stevie Wonder Wonder Elton Elton John John Taylor Taylor swift swift Andre Andre but but chilly chilly Billy Billy Irish Irish doesn't get any better than that yeah Elton John I said him did not he was terrific the proceeds will support the covert nineteen solidarity response fund for the World Health Organization good work by the on the part of those folks
Beyoncé, Gaga offer hope at all-star event fighting COVID-19
"The biggest names in entertainment gathered for the multi network TV special one world on Saturday as a message of support during the corona virus pandemic I marquees are loaded with the latest Elton John the rolling stones Billy I Lucien Phineas Taylor swift Kacey Musgrave Paul McCartney and Billie Joe Armstrong were among the musicians who joins curator lady Gaga with messages of support during the one world together at home special little saying a change is gonna come Stevie Wonder sang lean on me Jimmy Fallon and the roots joined first responders for their own song of support organizers say one hundred twenty eight million dollars have been raised for corona virus relief efforts most of that was raised before the special through corporate sponsors
"elton" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"I don't know what the proper way to. How does one address? You Co meal. Yeah okay well thank you so much for doing this. I can't tell you how much I appreciate created and on this podcast. We kind of go through the lives of great artists the big moments in their life and we always begin by just hitting the basics. Where were you born and raised in? What is your folks do for a living? I was born in a suburb of North London. Co pinner in Middlesex. County and a council house which is State Housing With my grandmother's House I was home. that's where I grew up in that area and I more or less went to school from that area. I went to live in Northwood hills which she's literally a mile away. That's where I started writing songs. We've Bonnie Yeah And so that's where I grew up and It was a lovely place to go up. It was an exciting time to grow up because I grew up just after the war. You know I grew up as things were changing music. Change obviously in the late fifty though but I grew up with great singers like Frank Sinatra Nat King Cole Rosemary. Clooney Jo Stafford on Big Band Music George Sharing The Piano Plaza. I was educated educated very well and there was a great pop songs in those days but they weren't rock and roll and then Elvis Presley came along little Richard Jerry Lewis and change the whole outlook a mile out local music. I'm kind of determined my cough and your parents if you can share a little bit about I mean we got a sense from the film and from your new book but just I. They were obviously from a different time. How did they feel about music? And you getting involved with music and all of that. My father was a trumpet in big band. Dan and He always loved music but I don't think he'd like rock and roll at all. My Mom loves rock and ROLL ON MY stepfather. They were much more hip and they always encourage me to do music on. They were pretty good like that. I mean it was my mom who home of heartbreak hotel biomass mostly like. It was in the movie and that changed. My the life record literally changed my life and change her life. Change a lot of people's live because Elvis no need to change the world musically he challenged socially on a lot of people rebelled against it. At first he wasn't the first artist that was screamed at. I mean not happen you know to Al Jolson happened to Johnny Ray to Frank Sinatra. It was a different kind kind of you know no one had gyrated that before and it was the first Khan of sexual content movements together with music and yeah it changed the world socially and so I grew up during that movement on an exciting to see the world changed like that also I grew up as convention came in like refrigerators television and it was you know. I'm so grateful I was born. I was born because I saw the change and spent so much getting first television. Having Your First Cup of coffee in getting a washing machine first refrigerator it meant law and so things were exciting and America for me of course will always the focus point. Oh the focal point for me as far as music because all the music came from America although you were coming of age just as the Beatles and enrolling and it all started in the sixties it all started to change with the Beatles and the rolling stones and groups like that the Dave Clark five but all those groups really started by playing American music. I mean Dave Cloud five do you love me was a conscious reckitt. The Rolling Stones Cover Chop Bury. The Beatles covered the Cheryl. I'm actually covered till there was you which she's from the music man. So which is opening on Broadway with Hugh Jackman so we were all influenced so much by American music so to get a sense of the home life you know again. We've seen glimpses of that in the film and in your book but I mean one thing that I thought maybe captured it. Most powerfully was in in an interview where years ago where you had said that you developed a passion for objects in your childhood home but for a very specific reason because they didn't make you feel sad and they didn't chastise you and they didn't browbeat you. I grew up in an unhappy marriage. My mother and father should never in the first place and they enjoyed their marriage for my sake and then when they both divorced they found the partners life which is great but I grew up in acrimony and and You know when your child you dread than coming together to people don't like each other so I used to retreat to my room. I'm playing with my toys. And then my records and they were all kept in pristine condition on yes objects became my friends because I felt safe with him. And that's sort of a lifelong thing right. I've always been a collector and I devoted vetted myself Most of my stuff in nineteen ninety nine at a celebrate sale in London and then I started again. I got sober six months later and I started collecting different things. But it's always been a a part of me collecting thing so the first time that you actually acted upon your passion for music which you displayed prowess at an early age. You you had started on Saturdays. I know taking lessons but the first band was at fourteen rate leading you to drop out of school around seventeen hounded added that idea go over at home. Well my dad was absolutely against it and wrote letters to my mother saying how much he was against it. I made up made up my mind that I wanted a career music or just to be around me. I didn't know at that point that I was going to write songs or become a singer or an artist. I just loved the idea of being in music so I had a semi professional back. Who Blew Zoology? When I was at school and then my cousin who was a professional soccer player got me a job in music Denmark street which was the end of Tin Pan? aaliyah's it was and I was packing parcels and taking them to the post office. But I have my foot in the door and I got to meet a few people who later on in as I became a song to help me and then my band ten professional and I started by backing People Patti Labelle Lee Dorsey. The ink spots Billy Stewart. You know we used to really really earn our money. We used to do three or four shows a night. Sometimes on these poor people would come with him. I really knew what had hit them to watch those performance perform and to into see how they entertain was great money in the bank for me for late appeared at that time I wrote a couple of songs for blue called Comeback Baby Mr Frantic and then I signed those songs because the record label didn't lie out lead singers voice so I did that and then I tied of that after a while we buy long John Border who was was a great legendary folksinger from England and everything kind of happened by accident because I love music I so fed up playing with Johnny was playing cabaret and and people weren't really interested in what you applying eating on. I thought I didn't become a musician for this. So that led me to the great decision. At best decision I ever made which was to alternate alternate advertisement in the news express and go for an audition at liberty records who are becoming an independent record label in England as well as America so I went at that and said I could write and I said I could sing but I said I couldn't write lyrics and that was the scene in the film Ray Williams who was there gave me this now. There were US tax of one below. He just gave me. The one could have been anybody. But that is called serendipity on huge scale so I read the lyrics back on the train back to pinner northwood the hills and not missiles Carl Bernstein so I made this big commitment obviously very shy in those days. I was huge. You know very very wouldn't say boo to a goose so when I look back back on it now it was a big decision on my part but I've always learned from that that you make those decisions you can take the leap of faith. Something inside me was telling go go go go do something else and I did. And I met Bernie but even then I would just wanted to be a songwriter. I had no idea of becoming Elton John Because nobody really wrote the songs songs the burning I wrote because we weren't very good at writing commercial songs. We were writing our own songs which was the All the material for the empty sky I album which was the first album and then I recorded them then. I had to get a band together to go on the road. Because that's how you promoted the records and it'll spiral from that so so the whole process was really a piece of luck and hard work on Talbot but I never imagined when I was a kid. Even though I wanted to be involved opened music it would have been in a record store booking behind around. I was really it. Could I just wanted to be around records and the music and and the rest is history as I say absolutely well will I guess I wonder with the benefit of more than a half century of hindsight at this point. Why do you think you and Bernie headed off to the extent not just to the extent that you did did not just as collaborators but as we've all seen now best the friends almost like brothers what was it about the two of you that clicked? Well he will not very much alike. I I mean we like him the fact we love music and literature on films and on the ops but his musical tastes for different from mine but he was the brother I never had so we went everywhere together to the movies. In the afternoon we saw every b-film every film we went to shows we. You know we just hung out and we each other up and we became so I'm joined at the hip and I think what has really been the key issue is we've never lived out of each other's pockets. He's had his life. I've had mine. He he lived fairly near me one point but most of all has lived away from me. We don't collaborate and songs I've write songs in a different room and I think it's kept. Yep the whole process fresh because even now when I get a new song and I've got a bunch of new lyrics in Australia that I'm looking at which fabulous I get excited because it's you know when I sit down at the piano and got a new lyric. It starts all over again. We don't discuss what we're GONNA right. We don't tell him what to write. We may discuss a theme for an album though some the captain fantastic But the distance keeps US apart on it keeps us very together and I just think you'd never complain about a melody that I've written onto one of his lyrics although I'm sure there are some that he didn't like and I've never complained about lyric and I just I'm so grateful. The fate has brought us together and and it works. And it's still. I enjoy the process as much as I did. Way Back in ninety sixties up. Yeah now is there any rhyme or reason for why it goes in the order that it goes where it seems like with. I believe without exception. He comes up with the lyrics. I then gives it to you again as you say these are totally separate separate processes go. Why not perhaps you suggest music? And then he has to come up with the lyrics. How did it end up being that way a couple of times? Don't go breaking my heart. I was in Barbados and I run. The I know the DA da Da da Da da and I say on the phone to him and then He. He was in Toronto so he wrote the lyric as signings. The bus and then S- always seems to be the hottest world. I'd just have the line. What am I going to do to make you love me? And then he just took it from that. I don't really know I I mean it's just I'm not a lyricist. I'm people say oh you should be able to write lyrics. You know you very verbose. You're an intelligent person insulting to people who actually do. It's there's an awful on what he does Berlin and I could never do that in a million years. I don't really want to. I love the surprise. And because you're not necessarily necessarily planning these things out very much you said maybe a theme or something but Bernie can go and write a song with a set of intentions or background around in his mind and then you do the music with a totally different set. I don't know he writes and he's obviously as he's gotten older. He's made his own albums he plays. You know he's had a band so he obviously has more of a mindset to what he thinks it's only gonna be and I don't usually get far wrong to be on the. We're pretty much instinct. I I don't know how but it's not. That's what's kept us together is when he gives me something. I usually know what he's getting at. It's very rarely that I messed that up and if I do messy we don't use the song well and I don't even necessarily think it would be messing it up. It's just that theoretically you could have two totally different interpretations of what a song is about right. I had an idea to..
"elton" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Joel all has said quote. He's fucking royalty before him rock was a bunch of James Taylor's guitar bass singer Songwriter stuff. Elton brought back fantastic. Piano Hanno based rock any melodic. Songwriter owes a debt to Elton John. The supreme melodist and anybody who plays the keyboard and likes melody must give a nod to Elton like Cole Porter Richard Rodgers Carole King and the Beatles. He carries on the rich tradition of writing. Beautiful melodies close quote today at the age of seventy any to. John is still going strong and as busy as ever in two thousand eighteen he embarked on a three year journey to retirement with his farewell. Yellow brick road tour which which is sold out arenas around the world in two thousand. Nineteen his autobiography me Co written with Alexis treatise became an instant bestseller and also in two thousand nineteen. He contributed original songs to to hit films. John five rows the lion king and even more personal to him. Dexter Fletcher's Richard Musical portrait of his life up until nineteen ninety rocket man which he also produced with his husband. David furnish one of his songs from each of those films. Recently landed landed on the shortlist of fifteen songs from which the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and sciences is currently selecting. It's five best original song. Oscar nominees never too late from the lion king which he co wrote with Tim Rice. And I'm GonNa love me again from rocket man which he co wrote with his collaborator of fifty three two years. Bernie Taupin on Sunday night. I'm GonNa love me again. Was awarded the Best Original Song Golden Globe award over tunes by among others beyond Z.. And Taylor Swift over the course of our conversation. The day before at his art-filled home in Beverly Hills John and I discussed his tumultuous childhood the evolution solution of his treasured friendship with top in the stories behind the greatest hits how substance abuse almost derailed his career what it was like revisiting all of the above above in rocket man and me plus much more and so without further ado. Let's go to that conversation..
"elton" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Harry gross with fresh air today Elton John Returns to our show to talk about his new memoir it's pretty forthcoming about family addiction and sexuality in San Francisco we John Reid off coast set the floodgates in and I was I enjoyed the sacks I knew it was a relief to find out that it wasn't going to die and it was great and it was fun and it wasn't sordid and it was lovely everything I was told about before was horrible so from that point on I flourish as sexual human being but there was still wasn't I mean in the fixes in England you know you could go to jail for being a guy people we used to go to North Africa people could afford used to go north Africa have sex Joel and people like that from comedians like Kenneth Williams they all went to North Africa because you the only gay clubs were available the one got people in complete toilets on people like John Gielgud were arrested in public toilet for having sex with no one we're nowhere for gay people to go except maybe a few little clubs upstairs is in Soho so it was the beginning of a gay scene in the early nineteen seventies there was a club called yours and mine which David Bowie to me well I've never been to a gay club in England before that was fun but I never had I never lived a lie about being gay John and I were living together in an apartment we live together and house we went to Los Angeles and played the Troubadour Club we went to a gay club on Santa Monica Boulevard there was a little gay community but English People English entertainers always been very flamboyant and I think it's because of the Music Hall tradition that we have in England until we've always dressed up on so there's always been not you know make Java Maltby Colon David Rod Stewart You know Freddie Mercury later it's just a tradition on you know I don't think people can also we had radio programs that was very very funny with blatantly gay human on so England had a very sensitive the gay but I've I know I'm quite Blokhin Gay guy yeah I like sports I like football I like Bingo so but I had no qualms about being on I was just it was just a relief to know what I was this interesting you and Freddie Mercury were friends and there have been bio-pics about both of you in the past year tell us a little bit about what the friendship was like what he was like off stage well I met John My manage manage queen and Freddie was one most exotic people I've ever met in my life he was Halsey he you know he came from Madagascar a huge mixture of different blood D- and he was exotic and funny he was brilliant he was incredibly creative he was innovative and he had the best sense of humor. I'm one of the best if your friend of mine you have to have a great sense of humor We used to hang out together at clubs in London and monk Brewers which was a nightclub club but a good nightclub because John Managed nice to see a lot of each other and he just made me laugh and you know he was I love creative people like that like people who have a sense of humor about themselves and Freddie did on so it was just always a joy to hang out with him there was never a dull moment with Freddie my guest is Elton John He has a new memoir called me after a short break we'll talk about his addictions to alcohol and cocaine and how he got sober and torts will review the DVD release of a new documentary about the iconic opera singer. Maria Callas that contains interviews with and performances by her I'm you gross in this is fresh air this message comes from NPR sponsor vanguard vanguard was founded on a simple but radical idea that an investment company can succeed aid because it puts investors first vanguard is client owned you own their funds and the Fund's own vanguard which means vanguard is built to ensure that your interests we'll be the priority together Van Guards thirty million investors are changing the way the world invests visit vanguard dot com or talk to your financial advisor to learn more let's get back to my interview.
"elton" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Myself in support myself but I decided to live my teenagers in my twenties and I you know I made up for lost time pretty quickly and I just I went held Coletta for just had such a great time because I was cocooned in boring close it sounds like a lot of your childhood years weren't weren't great your parents bickered all the time your mother remarried and you liked stepfather but they bickered all the time they got married when she was six eighteen and he was seventeen you wonder if they were ever if they ever should've been together in the first place and your mother sounds like she was a very moody and frequently angry person who could hold a grudge and you even describe how when you you don't remember this but I think it was an aunt who told you that when your mother was toilet training you should beat you with a hairbrush until you were bloody and she'd be at you until you use the potty so is is that that kind of typical of what your childhood was like mother who did that my father my mother should never gotten married they got married very quickly after the war which a lot of people did they were unsuited to each other my dad was in the air force and was a well out my mum worked very very hard in shops I also later in life at left as well and I was the product of Ion how many times they must have had sex I don't think they must have had very often but I was the product of the marriage the fifties were incredibly tough time to grow up in it was after the war it was very conservative so if you were in a marriage and you wanted to get out of it was very tough to get out of it because divorce was frowned on socially I can remember my uncle read coming when my parents were thinking of getting to say you can't Wa- the next door neighbors say that was what it was like I knew nothing about sex nothing I was seeing her children were seen and not heard I love I had wonderful upbringing with my grandmother my mother could be so much fun but she was material and they were like oh on water the two of them Nice thing about it is like when they did get divorced my mother found Fred and might that found Edna it's that they found the love of their lives I'm I'm very happy about but the inbetween was hard to take because I dreaded my dad coming home because it would be a row immediately and then I would retreat to my room you know look at my books look at my records to my toys on a friendly enough I mean I just I found love of inanimate subjects because inanimate objects which I kept in pristine condition couldn't homily talk back to me so I always loved collecting things did you Alexis eh books records you know I- toys Dunk Dinky Toys but mostly records and books which I never lend out to anybody because I and I still have my books you became you became an obsessive shopper later in life and you collected on yeah I'm I'm not it was it was the instigation of being uh-huh addict but it was because I felt safe with the objects and not with my parents on so they gave me a determination my dad not wanting to me to be anything to do with rock and roll Elvis Presley came in the I would be I would be determined to prove to him that my mother who took my side and said you should do what he does and let him do the music because he loves it I was very supportive my dad of course hated it and I've been I'm trying to prove to my dad that he's been okay ever since so I gave me the determination to make something of myself and it's it's just prolonged in my life he's been dead for over thirty years and then I'm still kind of doing it's like well data hope you proud now on it's crazy he doesn't amateur trumpet player wasn't it it was a trumpet player in a bad yeah yeah so why was he so set I realized didn't like rock and roll but still he must have appreciated that we're such a talented musician and you are studying classical music to it conservatory I know he just considered it he's there was an expression include wide boy which meant crook he said if I became in my mother let it to me it's in a thinker tantrums. Dr Elton would become a wide boy if he carried rock and roll is just there's no future he won did a solid future me in bank or in the air force or doing a proper job You know I it was down you grew up in the fifties you knew what it was like it was when Elvis came it was a revolution it was social revolution people were horrified on people who in in in England were horrified who had you know Jeff tive opinions of what was good moments bad the if I became a rock and roller my life would fall apart to a certain extent he was right Eh also let's face it you've had an amazing life he must've been so proud when he became famous and hopefully a little I said he tried so hard to discourage you from doing what you do no not really I never came to my shows you never wrote a letter saying well done he didn't even try to capitalize on your fame like that's my son no no no he he had four other sons that he had with his mouth he was old tactile Father to them loving he just you know I've done so much Sarah Palin on on Rehab and I just looked back on that and saying this was unfortunate meeting of two people who should never met each other just how much do you think of that is is like the music that was rock and roll and do you think in any of that estrangement was because you were gay. the musical snob young okay I grew up I'm so grateful for I mean I always had music in the house Terry I grew up with you know not king Cole Frank Sinatra George Sharing this is great music old great music I mean Opem America obviously but great music when I was like nine years old I think I got songs we lovers might Christmas present by Frank Sinatra and I loved George shearing he was adjust PLA who pianist who was blind who came from and I came from and when I first became successful in the early seventies I went to New York and I phoned him and I said thank you I grew up with your music and it was fantastic and I was only six or seven years old when I heard your music but I loved it and and if you want to pay the light you allow I couldn't play as well as you but I was very grateful to the music I had when Elvis Presley came knocking on the door and little Richard Jerry Lewis who started jumping on the piano then that was what I wanted to do It's estimated in in London that there was a kind of community of gay musicians who weren't necessarily out to the public to their listeners but the people in the music luke world new and that it you know that it wasn't as bad a closet as some closets were because there was this mm unity of people and so like you and drum baldry and and and and later Freddie Mercury and I mean there's you know and David Bowie being gender fluid and but did you feel like there was a community they are where there that was a kind of safe safe place well there was a gay community that I got introduced to by manager John Reid was gay and he was the head of the Tamla motown records in England on first boyfriend too yeah I'm Tony Qinglin was the first real big games which WHO's in the book a lot who's my best friend Insta- works for me and he was the most exotic creature of met when I first met him here beads on and Feather Boas and I want to be like his there was a gay community Lem but still wasn't people went out when I moved him with gay with John Reid Tony King said you might as well hang a flag out the window and say okay right now because John was you know a big fixture on the London Grayson and I had no qualms once I once on the dirty deed.
"elton" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And so is our conversation he didn't realize he was gay until after he asked a woman to marry him I'd never had sex at all I didn't have sex eleven twenty three I didn't know anything about it I presume you tomorrow goal because that was the way things were done a lot has happened since then in his career and his personal life Elton John husband now have two children also Lord Schwartz reviews the DVD release of a documentary about the iconic opera singer. Maria Callas that includes footage of for performances as well as interviews with her my guest is Elton John he still on his three year farewelled you're but he's managed to take a step back and examine his life and career in his new memoir me he writes about his childhood becoming a musician songwriter performer how he realized he was gay after he proposed to a woman saying yes to a line of cocaine lead to addiction one of several addictions along with alcohol and food the Rehab Program that enabled him to get sober the health scare that nearly robbed him of his voice and other health scares that nearly killed him and what it's like now to be married to his husband David and raised their two children the recent bio pic rocket man was a fantasy version of Elton John's life. The book is Elton John's more real realistic account. Elton John Welcome back to fresh air. Congratulations on the book it's a pleasure to have you back on our show thank you could be back with you so the book has a very recanted description of your life before we get into some of the candidate details that you write about it on the book you were in the band early in your career as of the keyboard player in long John Baldry band the band was called blue solitary you tell this really funny story at the beginning of the book were he had just had a big hit so now he was Amos and young women were coming to the concert and kind of like really getting excited and screaming and he he says on Mike he says why don't you say what he said well he's at it they will grab the mic funny if you break my microphone you'll pay me fifty pounds on a Guy Oh john that's not the way to to handle the situation what it is and how to handle it not how to handle not how to handle them because I got to the point where after rocket man came out which was my first really big hit about two years into my career after your Song I got screaming Gulls some of my shows and I just the funny because I wasn't David Bowie and I wasn't Rod Stewart and I wasn't mob Poland I wasn't mcdouga- but I was at the piano and I got through screaming but I thought on a luckily they couldn't reach my microphone because I was playing the piano but you accepted and you loved it and you just went along with it I think John didn't know how to cope with it he just really I didn't know how to cook for all his life he'd been playing in clubs playing the blues on Suddenly Goals Young Girls were screaming at him and I just think you know he just never knew how to handle that of course also with you when you had young girls screaming at you and everything like you were gay. They didn't know that he was gay to exactly yes that's right that's right so what was it like for you knowing you were gay knowing they didn't realize you were gay and they were probably having a sexual fantasies about you well I didn't worry about it it's like well I'm not interested in your you're interested I'm not but it was very sweet and they were very I've still got a lot of Muslims Honest lullaby women as well a lot of girls females and I'm very grateful for that but I think that once they did find out I think a lot of goals still wanted to to me and we can make straight we love you we love you and it's very touching was speaking of you and John Baldry being gay when you want you when you decided you were going to marry a woman when you were in your early twenties he said to you John you're gay you can't marry her and I what was your reaction because I don't think had acknowledged that to yourself yet I hadn't and I just thought Oh my God I remember where it was at the club it was and B Street I'm not some been bunion I came home that night and we were so drunk and I told Linda the girl I was going to marry that I wasn't GonNa marry her anymore because I've never had a sexual experience I didn't know anything about sex I'd never had a sexual experience at all I didn't have sex with twenty three which was portrayed in Rocky Mount the first time I didn't know anything about it I assumed that you had to marry a goal because that was the way things are done but I did I didn't have sexual feelings for Bernie I just had great love for Bernie I wanted to cuddle him and I wanted to give him a hug I didn't want to go to bed with him but I did love him more than oh I did love Linda and I and when he said that I suddenly saw thinking oh I had no one in my family was I had no we all stick to measure my gayness on except I worked for long John Border So long and he was so when I look back now he was so outrageous and I didn't know didn't think he was I didn't know about and I didn't know about it I was so naive so that night thank God the epiphany came that night on a went home and you know dodge the bullet as it were but I still didn't have sex for a couple of years a two or three years later it's remarkable that you could be like a rock musician and remain a virgin until you're twenty three you only only person well it you know a lot of musicians into rock music to pull goals to you know they think Oh that's one of the big attraction well we comply on stage and we can float with the goals and we can backstage and then we can have them we'd take them we can have sex with them that was never my motive I was just one of the play music I wasn't sex wasn't anything I was thinking about I was just wanting to music so obsessed with music nothing entered my at Parthenon we said you wanted to play music but on the other hand you right that early on like when you were aside man withdrawn Baldry that you thought what you really want to do is write songs and you had to addition for liberty records and they told you you were not not ever going to be a pop star you weren't popstar material so did you think like you really weren't cut out to be a like maybe they were right that you weren't cut out to be a performer that your job should be behind the scenes or as a side man well I I was getting fed up with long dumbly plan to cabaret people who were eating chicken and chips and not hearing about the music and I saw I didn't become a musician for this maybe I'd written a couple of songs for blues all the recorded on the lyrics were awful but I wrote the melody and the addition for liberty records was so I saw maybe I can be a songwriter I had no I've no intentions of being Elton John Superstar whatever I just thought maybe I can write music I I I went to addition I said I do sing but I don't see much I can write songs but I'm a terrible lyricist on hence he gave me the the envelope it was you know could have been anyone below it was his lyrics which I read on the train going home I didn't have any ambitions of that time to become someone who made their own records and became a star I just thought maybe if I leave the band I can become a songwriter amount be fun on I'm still in the music business so it was just part of the process of the serendipity happen to me that if I hadn't gone to that meeting on I wouldn't be sitting tokens you now and then you look back how did I have the courage to go to that meeting was Chubby I had no self esteem of shy but anything that's better than playing to people who are eating chicken and chips while you play you said you had no self esteem or low self esteem worthy costumes that you the crazy clothing that you are the big glasses of that was that in part armor to cover up your low self esteem like something no it was because it might be Nigeria's I wasn't allowed to anything fashionable told nope pointed toe shoes no chisel toed shoes no fashionable coats so when I actually left home and started you know I think that was the late leaving home on beginning to own my own wage and keeping.
"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"Right. Maybe fight. Whatever you want. It is squire do it. Go shoot this fucking balloons out of the sky. Guess what Billy Joel? Here's what he said about Billy Joel Billy's, a conundrum, we've had so many cancelled tours because of his because of illnesses and various other things. Alcoholism, he's gonna hate me for this, but every time he's gone to rehab. They've been rehab light. When I went to rehab I had to clean the floors. He goes to rehab where they have. TV's. Winded Elton, John Goto rehab, you know, million times eighty s. Billy, Joel doesn't like that. John keeps putting out records because he thinks like the new records or bad. Yeah. He said, Elton would say to me. Why don't you put out more albums? I would say, why don't you put out less albums, which I think, is a is a is a good Zinger. Billy joel. They buried the hatchet on. Well. Then why am I not seeing them out headline another phenomenal tour alcoholism? He talks about Keith Richards allot, who, John. Oh, yes. Got a feud. I'm glad I've given up drugs and alcohol, it'd be awful to be like, Keith Richards. He's pathetic. It's like a monkey with arthritis trying to go on stage and look young. I like when people can get to the stage in their career where it's like, oh, I can say anything and people just like that to him. He had a feud with his mom that he won full make sense. He's a ridge powerful man. Yeah. She died. Oh, that's how he won say him. They might have reconciled, and then unrelated. Did you know that Richard Gere until history still loan? Big feud. After tangling cash or during tangling cash after. Okay. And Elton John unwittingly played a role in it by inviting them both to a party with Princess Diana there, Richard Gere, and Silvester Stallone, we're both fighting over Princess Diana, man. If I was having a party in Princess Thana was coming. I would not invite Silvester set. Right. He just steers back on your your. Hey, seems like a very nice guy, but fester Salone rolling the dice about what he might come out with or, or say. I think this is an yes, this was after she was divorced. Or whatever I guess you magic it was like a big news Princess. The hand is now was so fister. Salone. She's found love again and it's in the muscular arms of Rambo himself. So you're Salone sly. She calls him. Her sly? The definitive guide to Elton John goes through just move now. Thirty five hundred concerts. He's done over thirty five on a two year farewell to three years, three years. It got extended. Did I miss it? Does he come back to coming back? Would you go see him? Tom secrets out. You and I are going to see Billy Joel. Yeah. Yeah. Excited about it. Yeah. To keep that a secret is your birthday present that I got for you know, you didn't get it. I mean you bought your ticket. Yeah. And yours everybody else's that's going. All really. Yeah. I mean, I didn't want make a big deal out of very generous it. So I kept it under my hat. If Elton John's coming back to the New York area. I'm in, I think he might only be hitting the Nassau Coliseum at this point. Come on, and who would be more likely to show up at NASA Coliseum shit. It's right down the street. I'm onto the stage. Drunkenly writing a book or cycle. Recklessly. Recklessly. All right. I'm in he goes to stop a kick stand down. But then it it lurches.
"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"I think my parents went, though. I would hope so. Yeah. When it came to the Nassau Coliseum. Yeah. Didn't come into the NASDAQ Halcion but. Swear the PNC giant stadium. I don't know Tom, but then they did it again. In two thousand nine yeah I was definitely old enough to go. Really remember them doing this again. No. But they were in the midst of a feud afterwards. Billy, Joel stopped playing it in. He like the in twenty ten. There were rumored to do a second leg of it. And then Billy Joel said, Nah, I was going to take the year off. He just coincidentally, like, had to go to rehab and stuff. Yeah. Yeah. But he also said, it got to be a little confining because Elton John insisted that they kept playing keeping the same sets every night. Why? Because Elton John's like consummate performer. He's do what works in Billy. Joel's like no, I need to shuffle the same fourteen sucks every night into a different order. Well with they play together. Oh, yeah. Tom, do you wanna know what the, the settlers headless song? They were played again. In writing the song, the, the, the lights, come up. But then the lights go down on Broadway. Not yet. Okay. At the end, okay? Or sometimes they'd come out to Yankee doodle really yet another said, why they would start the show with the tootle. I wanna hear that, that version were they who they would played, or they would just walk out. Loom. Live. Maybe there's there's. Billy Joel Elton, John, the show is me now. Just searching things now. So sometimes it'd be for some reason. Yankee doodle then they go right into your song. Okay. The two of them at PNO's facing each other playing Donald a death. Yeah. Then boom into honesty, the Billy Joel song honesty, and then stealing some of George Michael's thunder in nineteen Ninety-four. Don't let the sun go down on me. Do you think Billy would sing the part and the lease Jomon miserable Josse? That's how I always pictured on the on the George Michael record. Tire size like who's playing the piano. Billy Joel fucks off. He's like, I'm gonna go drink entire bottle of red wine. In john's. He plays Philadelphia freedom. Take me to the pilot, which I don't know. Song about a turbulent airplanes. See the pilot kiva visa, my mind leave on who. And shelby. Leave own. Good man. Okay. Rocket man. Simple life, which I dunno inclusive theme song to the Perez Hilton. This was around the time of the, the one that album. Yeah. So I think there was some such leaving the one right? Which was next after then without Billy, Joel. Billy Joel nowhere to be found frantically searching for the cork on his second underneath the stage hiding in like a cross base..
"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"You Elton John or at this point Reginald and you this guy, Bernie, you guys write songs together and turned out. They were both really good at what they did and worked well together. My parents had a tribute to them killed two rooms, the songs of Bernie Tappin in Elton. They performed a tribute. They parents they had a tribute. Yeah. Off broadway. Now is a. Cd. Compilation. And it was Elton John and there and Bernie Tappin's music that makes sense. It's nice. It was a nice CD, what made it different than like a greatest hits from Elton John other people perform them. Oh, I see store started. Tom, did you know speaking of stars? Here's one of my facts. On I guess that's why they call it the blues. Let Stevie Wonder playing the harmonica. Nobody plays a harmonica. Stieg, smelled the I hate that sucks. I. Heard it. Smelled that her, mommy. I like that song. That's what I call it. The blue version where John saying that with Mary J Blige. It's really good. Yeah. Yeah. As a duet. Yeah. It was a do it. Oh, that's probably a good duet. Because he singing in my kind of two different voice. Yeah. Yeah. When he does another good. Do. It was with George, Michael. Yeah. The Cambridge Michaels. No. Dirt michael's. Church, michael. Okay. You don't know anybody lessening. You know, it'd be really cool lean Stanley and George Michael's do it. White Gooding in there. He can pitch it. Do you remember there is a weird time in the early nineties, where the live version of don't let the sun go down on the radio on a loop? Why, why? Like that's a great son. It is. But it was in half of that five hundred million dollars is ask approaches from just that, that song played so much z one hundred nineteen ninety three I just I don't know why. Because it's it's fitting in it's it's what should have happened, but George Michelson suffers reverse, and then he goes, ladies and gentlemen, Elton, John. Yeah. Everybody freaks out. It's like what did you think was going to happen or wasn't a George? My it was at Live Aid. We're was it? I don't know. I thought it was while they were like touring together, but it could've still. Been like maybe they were torn together, and it was like George Michael did is entire set. And then he closes with that. And everybody's like oh, that's cool..
"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"So I kind of had a fun fact. Buddy knows it. I was surprised. I did not know this when I was doing my research that he using Alison chains twenty two thousand nine album and after joined Allison chains, he's he recorded on the album did not join them but it was after their singer died. Remember? The nineties lane Staley. Yeah, but this article has ring. Where was this are it was from, like it was from the guardian, and I was kinda surprised that this was how they put it 'cause they. Yes. So they said, I more than a decade lane Stanley died in Staley. He should've changed. Teaser member Staley died in two thousand two. I did in the ninety s I know that's why corrected you. Jerry Cantrell told Rolling Stone. It takes a big set of fucking balls force. It's a balls to take on a challenge like this. We did for the same reason we've made music before. To take on a challenge, like what for the title track a real raw open hearted song. The band added a fifth set of balls serums. What was the title track black gives way to blue? Also about balls baby. Just a lot of talking about balls. A serial don't say they added a fifth set of balls or Elton ball enough, just say. They were like joining this trick. Another set of balls. A man's testicles and the man, those testicles are attached to yeah, we'll under just seems like this guy saying four sets of balls. It's like you don't know somebody cantrill ball. Yeah. Jerry, not just any man. Yeah. The the. Yeah. But then Rolling Stones assuming that Elton has a complete set of balls. He might have one extra might have one fewer might not have any who knows. That's his not Rolling Stone rolling. Stone doesn't have fact checkers you ever see the movie almost famous, then almost torpedoed the whole freaking? Sweetwater. What was the name of the band? Yeah. Stillwater. Stillwater water, most almost torpedoed, the whole Stillwater expose that Patrick Fugate woods, writing remember the guy's name, but not the band. The actor. That's his. I don't remember really anything about that movie was on drugs, the entire time like the band. Wow, cool Quayle. Good movie is one of those movies that I don't wanna go back and watch. Yeah. That's really good movie. Yeah. Rewatch a movie the other night as oh. Was gonna be so mad back at rewatch Terminator Genesis the other night. Why just watch Terminator two again, you know that once I I was in. I'm gonna watch Genesis tonight, probably 'cause I kinda can't, like I remember watching it thinking, like I can't believe how bad that was. And even now I doubt I couldn't have been that bad and I'm about to fool, don't do they get me tell everybody. Everybody. Sorry we knows is bad. We lied to everybody and said, we thought it was good at the time, but we were just trying to make money. But guess what? This new one. We're making this one's going to be good. Yeah..
"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"Tom. Here's the deal. Yeah. Helping John has had a long and storied career there's no way we're going to cover it all. No. We don't have time for it. That's what the presumed twelve hour movie. Rocket man is going to do that long. I don't know how long it is my guess. It'd be a little over two hours. Yes movies nowadays. But how much David Copperfield, material things in the movie? My guess it'd be none, as far as I know they have not interacted. Oh, I probably medic cocktail parties Copperfield parties, but. You know, pry nothing to meaningful. All right. Two hours one minute. Okay. Man. So hey look, you know. Rocket man. What else? Benny and the jets. Pinball wizard. The b word is back. Everybody knows everything about Elton, John. Maybe there's some stuff. No. The bitch is back would have been a good title for as for those bio pic. Yeah. I'm sure he says it at some point in the thing. Yeah. You can put bitch on a movie poster. It's like when Bill and take goes to hell to be built as bogus journey. Guess what that Johnny Depp movie came? And it was called from hell. Yeah. And you were obviously so affected by. He's still remember. It's hell boy, what about hell boy, from hell, and they made a whole movie about them. What about hell raiser, those movies are coming out around the time, Bill and Ted went to hell? Yeah. What are your lead to raise hell? But you're not allowed to go there. Yeah. Hey, I'd rather go there than have come to me say that much. Yeah. Ever hear of freedom. Let's not free ever gear. Pinhead. I wish I hadn't. Yeah. Looks like his face hurts. Yeah. Tom, you got any fun facts about about Elton John, that people might not know? I know I mean I told you about his name..
"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"So no, it's accurate. I'm while now on how much that wealthy grill is worth. I mean a wealthy gorilla could have like five dollars, and that would be like oh yeah. Wall. Most guerrillas in terms of guerillas that is a wealthy this wealthy guerrillas. Is he just ate the five dollars? He's back to. Wilty guerrilla has a picture of. They've they've gone. I thought it was gonna be of wealthy or like a gorilla with, like a bag full of money or so. No, it's, it's always guerrilla, hold on before you show it to me is that a guerilla he's wearing like a nice suit, and nice glasses. Like having a glass of wine. Looks like you can see an x Ray of his brain. It's at the tough love to win the most expensive dogs in the world. That's it's not like the like intelligent gorilla, wealthy guerrilla. Well, all wealthy people are intelligent didn't, you know this. No one of them are. You know, it's family money, old money that the have how much is Elton John. John born, March twenty fifth nineteen forty seven keep in mind, Tom, I want I want ballpark figure here. I'll give you a hint. Okay. He told a million dollars. This guy is at least a millionaire. Okay. He released his first solo record in nineteen sixty nine fifty years ago. Nice. That a sixty nine nice joke. I know I didn't intend that thing. Why is that a fig that like actual actual funny people are doing the noise for sixty nine? Fifty years ago. He wrote not only The Lion King. Yeah. Fifty years ago he did. Now he did that in the nineties. He also wrote the dancing boy the musical. Yeah. Which I don't think made as much money as The Lion King. Guaranteed out. Think anything's made as much money as liking, but Tom Elton, John probably made more of just the movie, The Lion King Nadia Broadway show. Right. Then you made this year. No, I don't think so. Didn't even work a full year..
"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"No. Well, that's cool. That's exactly. Why him because I think they like stop manufacturing them by the time we were even born, and it's like, well, now maybe that would maybe that would have been the drug for me. Now I don't even get a chance to try it. Okay. Into drive. But then that would have relaxed me. We know Hercules is the horse. Yes. But do you know where he came up with the name Elton, John? I saw it. We'll also have you have you seen the trailer for Rog Amon? No in the trailer. Visit about some sort of men, whose Iraq it. Yeah, it's like a knock off iron man. The, you know, they're just capitalizing on the vendors fever going on smarts. Rush out or version rocket men, wink, wink. No, I saw the trailer and there's a part in the trailer where he's with his like, I guess, maybe I band, or whatever I notice I spend skilled blues, allergy nice blues, Allah, she sounds like the, the name of a band. Somebody don't like in college has on your floor. Like coming down to the blues, Allah show, Elton John or Reginald Kenneth Dwight guy on your floor. With the kinda guy who'd have a band called blues olive. Would he was innovate? I know. Well luckily, that was a face that he grew out of. But there's a scene in the in the trailer where he's with presumably blues, Allah, g and he blues allergists. Yeah. And he says, like I'm thinking of changing my name, I'm gonna change Tilton Elton and another guys like mining Shelton. That's my name. Yeah. That was the saxophone player Elton dean. Okay. And then there is the singer was named long. John baldry. He says a hell of name. Yeah. I don't think. Long was was given to him by his parents. But he just took their first names Elton John instead of John Elton. Right. Hey, L John's better name is Elton a first name, otherwise Elton. Yeah. I mean apparently. What do you think? Elton John's net worth is Tom. Now, keep in mind inflation, I know and investments, right and assets various rental properties, as a hell of a landlord. He doesn't hire a management company that he does it all himself. Oh, that's John's properties. You're, you're making out the check to him. You're mailing it to even have an LLC or the now to the order of sorelle. He likes to keep things simple. You know what he, I think he could benefit from hiring somebody, though, to help them out with that he's kind of control free he'd be making more money, concentrating and other wait until you hear what is net worth is. And I got this from wealthy guerrilla dot com..
"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"We're probably also any Murphy. If you're gonna be mad about it. Don't do it higher. Other actors but then they wouldn't be able to say, Eddie Murphy and Murphy, it'd be like, Eddie Murphy at Eddie Murphy. Eddie Murphy and that it would show the lady, and Eddie Murphy. Right. Because it's like oh yeah, man. He plays a man. Lot. Yeah. You also plays another man a lot. Yeah. Okay. Oh, but a woman. Yeah. Then they introducing John Smith. Yeah. That was John Smith's breakout role. Elton. John has a movie about him coming out to lock it, man. Getting in which he is a song about two which presumably is going to be in the movie or else. I'm while my money back. Is that the, the most successful Elton John song? It's the number one on Spotify. Tom right now. Yeah. Yeah. Or it's the number one out of all Elton John songs on Spotify right now. Yeah. Right now, but I imagine that doesn't change all that off. Yeah. Well, I mean, because that song could be interpreted, like, oh, Elton, John is the rock is a rocket man, or the rocket man. Like, what other song would you name the, the movie after that? It's like oh, that's also a he can call the movie your song and be the story of Elton John. They could rocket man. The story of Elton John. He's rocket man Elton John as rocket man. He's too big in physically imposing to call it tiny dancer. Right. Nobody ever seen him dance. No. But in tiny dancer, he's talking about watching the tiny dancer in rocket man. He says, I'm a rocket man. What about I'm still standing his that wouldn't be doesn't a terrible? You know what I'm sure that was on the shortlist, Daniel that wouldn't be confusing. Daniel jump story. Goodbye yellow brick road. The isn't there already a movie called that maybe I'm thinking if the song goodbye yellow progress, you might be thinking of the wizard of us. Right. Maybe the wiz. Pinball wizard. I mean, that was a cover of. Prepare to people pinball wizard, the Elton John story. Yemi maybe, maybe that is the best one, I forgot about that song, Mona Lisa's and mad Hatters Tom. Yeah. I hope they play that song the movie, I'm not gonna see this. Are you gonna see this movie? I'd like to see this movie, I was going to suggest crocodile rock would also be a good name for Elton John bio-pic. That's true. Yeah. So would. But then finding people ago, people be like drag my kid. Let's see what the new crocodile rock. That's probably one of those bullshit ahead of made it movies, and it's like, oh, no. It's Elton John like doing coke in. You know, throw and TV's out the window Elton John. Former drugs person Elton John, currently, not a drugs person, according to what Elton John. He's, he's so scolding about everybody. Who was addicted to drugs and alcohol, but he he's like one of those hypocrite guys. Ellen John or not even like a hypocrite guy. He's the kinda guy where like. I see him like being real critical of people doing drugs. And then if you're like, yeah, but you do drugs Elton John Behan. You got me. So he changes name he's got to be on my cholesterol, drug or something by now though, I don't think lipid tiller. Well, I'm just saying falls in the same at the end of the day was the difference between lib tour and Quayle. Lutes. I don't know. Do they even make quite looney more? No. I mean you can find you seem you acted upset like you've ever taken a Queen..
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"The Elton John bio-pic rocket man opening later this month on the thirty first and interesting that the actor who plays Elton, John, who I'm not so familiar with Taryn Edgerton. He sings all of Elton John's music is throughout the film. So that's, that's a bold move. This movie rocket man on the life of Elton John. It's morning becomes eclectic. This. Square. Call me. Spin ranked. That's. Square. Call me once you. All..
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"Elton. John. Elden soon became one of the top selling artists of the seventies. With the help of releases. Like goodbye yellow brick road in nineteen seventy three in rock of the westies in seventy five. Elton became equally famous for his life shows he dressed in fabulous over the top costumes and glasses for his elaborate concerts in an interview with w magazine John explained that I wasn't a sex symbol like Bowie. Mark bullet or Freddie Mercury. So I dressed more on the humorous side in one thousand nine hundred seventy six John hit the top of the charts. Again with don't go. Breaking my heart is do wet with KiKi. Dee. While not producing smashes in the eighties. John still did well on the charts some of the most memorable songs from this period include the ballots little Jeannie and his powerful and moving tribute to John Lennon empty garden. Keep listening to iheartradio for more Elton, John and all your favorite artists. If you want something you gotta ask for something. Like this. Alexa, play.
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"Yeah. This is Billy Joel himself fraud. I not down at the Joan excuse me scarring. So I just as Elton John. I've got my shirt on to take a photo of it. L bought it. You bought it? Bucks. We were up at the he saved from never. In credit? So you know, I had a few bees as Woking. I've gotta get a t shirt. I never want to keep them in his last right this. Well, this is what he says. Yeah. He said that. And oddly enough a Friday night. He wasn't feeling very well. He was coming off a sickness. He missed the last two concerts. He cancelled them in Landau William did you get worried? I did get a little bit on anti-biotics head near infection. And you could just tell that. He was you see his chart. But L obscene hidden now three times once we'd Billy Joel and that was actually the best concert. Billy an Elton together free and a half hours of just bang bang. Bang incredible stuff tickling those. Yeah. Seventy two years old now he said, he's thought I have a four thousand shows credible. How many how many times I think he son Tony danza? Like in rehearsals, rather? And other thousand times. You wouldn't know? Saga? Putting on show, you know, having little solos in the middle of the close up of he's chubby little fingers. Larry, man. It's so good L L. He's got a few more gigs left of this to us. So if you can go and see him do it. I was. Jury. Joel was it. August two thousand three network Robbie for three nights Friday, Saturday Sunday hundred and twenty thousand people every night weather was perfect fantastic. Die the doctors plight. Moby played. Why? Kellie, Kellie, Kellie pike, Becky? But honestly like that was just the most incredible musical experience. I've ever been to did you go Friday Saturday and went on the Saturday, not tickets for that you could not like even the scalp was couldn't buy tickets to resell whoever To had to take. take it. It was going to that concept. It was incredible. And those three hundred seventy five thousand of them, but Ravi just put on such a show. An event with more people than that in my life like any sporting event console or anything. No, I haven't. Not not not only been to Robie at Knebworth. But it was just like if you combine everything like the day the music performance, the friends the foods. The toilet facilities where on point. One hundred twenty five. Porta-pottys unique. I had enough. Yeah. Real reason why this was your favorite concert. You didn't have a goddamn cell cellphone front Are of you. you ready to answer that because I'm nice? But he doesn't like people shooting. Okay. But there's a difference between holding it in your face and holding it below your face. Resting on resting it on something. So it's recording for you while you'll not then missing out on the experience did for Elton. Okay. Well, Bon jovi's. Well, I'm very sure to make sure I did that because on the sign what I've done it before you look through it. And I didn't even watch. What are you doing? They get both watching listening to it back. I guess nobody. Nobody. The next day on your find you just watch it over and over and over again. The next day. But. Listen, a few a few missed the cut here too. To you to always put on a great show, but they just couldn't break the top five here. Incredible real Achtung baby was an incredible credible to couldn't get in Durant Iran in Birmingham was incredible because salmon LeBron woods zone. So even set it on site. I think it was even hungry like a wolf he's going. Oh, man. What am I hungry? Pick it up and start again. So yes. Gripe beds, just really good stuff. That'd be concerts. Have you been to quite a few yet one controversial concert? I went to because I enjoyed it so much and I couldn't put him in the top five though with three does down. So you story London. I'm telling you, I'll tell you incredible. They were incredible. But because of their political beliefs. To leave him out on football. Fiction. And you know, what the funny thing about that video footage from that from like a phone from two thousand and four. Yeah..
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"Elton. John. Building soon. Vk more than the top selling artists of the seventies. With the help of releases. Like goodbye yellow brick road in nineteen seventy three in rock of the westies and seventy five. Became equally famous for his live shows he dressed in fabulous over the top costumes and glasses for his elaborate concerts in an interview with w magazine John explained that I wasn't a sex symbol like Bowie. Mark bullet or Freddie Mercury. So dress more on the humorous side in one thousand nine hundred seventy six John hit the top of the charts. Again with don't go. Breaking my heart is due wet with. While not producing smashes in the eighties. John still did well on the charts some of the most memorable songs from this period include the ballots little Jeannie and his powerful and moving tribute to John Lennon empty garden. listening to iheartradio for more Elton, John and all your favorite artists. Radio's w away. I. Is point program. Royal candidates for for New.