Biografia Elton John

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Elton John, Black Eyed Peas Perform on Star-Studded 'Idol Gives Back

April 21, 2010
Elton and Leon Russell
By the Editor/
As many of you know, Elton has been recording a new album, with songs co-written with Bernie Taupin, and also featuring Leon Russell. Elton and Bernie idolised Leon Russell long before they first came to America, and he was present at Elton's first ever US concerts at The Troubadour in Los Angeles.
We are trying to find photographs of Elton with Leon Russell back in the early 1970s, and so far the only one we can find is in Paul Gambaccini's book, A Conversation with Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The photograph is credited to ANDY DALTON,and we would like to obtain a print of this photo but we can find no contact details for him.
If anyone knows how to contact Andy Dalton, or indeed has other archive photos of Elton and Leon, do please contact The Editor. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Elton John & Ray Cooper en concert à Monaco et Toulon

Elton John et Ray Cooper en concert à Monaco et Toulon

Quelques mois après avoir donné une première série de dates dans l'Hexagone, le duo légendaire formé de Sir Elton John et Ray Cooper sera en concert cet été au Sporting de Monte-Carlo et cet automne au Zénith de Toulon. Réservez vos places.

Le Grand Sud en frissonne d'avance. En août et septembre 2010, environ un an après le dernier passage du duo dans l'Hexagone, le tandem de choc de la pop music Elton John & Ray Cooper se produira dans la Riviera. Une série de 5 concerts est en effet programmée dans la Salle des Etoiles de Monaco du 2 au 6 août 2010, dans le cadre du Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival. Le duo donnera aussi un récital le 29 septembre au Zénith Oméga de Toulon.

La rencontre de ces deux monstres a de quoi séduire. D'un côté, Elton John, maître incontesté de la pop britannique depuis trois décennies. De l'autre, le percussionniste anglais Ray Cooper, musicien hors pair qui a participé à la production d'albums mythiques (The Who, George Harrison, Bryan Ferry, Wings, Elton John, Art Garfunkel, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, The Traveling Wilburys, Ravi Shankar,...). Ensemble, ils revisiteront le (très large) répertoire d'Elton John.

Elton John et Ray Cooper se connaissent de longue date. Energique et très intuitif dans ses accompagnements, ce dernier a en effet participé à deux des plus mythiques tournées de Sir Elton dans les années 70 et 90, ainsi qu'à plusieurs de ses albums.

A noter que les places pour les concerts d'Elton John & Ray Cooper à Monaco et Toulon sont déjà en vente. Comptez 430 euros (dîner compris) pour un billet dans la principauté (le prestige n'a pas de prix!) et 67,50 euros pour les places les moins chères au Zénith Oméga.


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World Entertainment News Network | "American 
Idol"-Charityshow sammelt 15 Millionen Dollar
Sir Elton John, SLASH, Jennifer Garner und Morgan Freeman haben gestern Abend (21. April 10) dabei geholfen, bei der TV-Charityshow von "American Idol" 15 Millionen Dollar für gute Zwecke zu sammeln. Zu weiteren Stars bei dem TV-Special "Idol Gives Back" gehörten Victoria Beckham, Queen Latifah, Jim Carrey, Jonah Hill und Russell Brand. Mary J. Blige lieferte eine All-Star-Performance des Led Zeppelin-Klassikers "Stairway To Heaven" mit dem Blink-182-Drummer Travis Barker, dem "American Idol"-Juror und Bassisten Randy Jackson, dem Star-Gitarristen Steve Vai und Michael Jacksons früherer Gitarristin Orianthi ab. Es gab auch Performances von Sir Elton John, den Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, Jeff Beck und Joss Stone. Annie Lennox, die ursprünglich live auftreten sollte, arrangierte eine Performance via Satellit, nachdem sie aufgrund der Aschewolken nach einem Vulkanausbruch in der vergangenen Woche (15. April 10) in Island, wegen der Flüge über Europa am Boden bleiben mussten, in London festsaß. Das gesammelte Geld wird an US- und internationale Wohltätigkeitsorganisationen gehen, darunter den Childen's Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More, die US-Programme von Save The Children und die United Nations Foundation.

Author WENN
Elton John, Alici a Keys, Carrie Underwood, the Black Eyed Peas and other music stars took the stage for Wednesday night's "Idol Gives Back" (Apr. 21), a fund-raising special benefiting children's, hunger and health charities.

The more-than two hour special edition of "American Idol" featured a roster of A-listers, opening with a taped appearance by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, and wrapping up with Elton John singing one of his signature hits, "Your Song.

Video: Elton John performs "Your Song" on "Idol Gives Back"
In between were live or taped appearances by celebrities including Jennifer Garner, Victoria Beckham, Morgan Freeman, Ben Affleck and Sully Sullenberger, the hero pilot who brought his passenger plane to a safe emergency landing in the Hudson River off Manhattan last year.
The first lady ended the Obama's appearance by exhorting famously prickly judge Simon Cowell to "be nice." Comedian George Lopez also took aim in a "judge the judges" routine in which Cowell was told:

"America has voted, and you have to go back to England," although he added that he could stay due to the volcano ash cloud.
Annie Lennox was not so lucky, and apologized that the forces of nature had prevented her from leaving England to appear on stage in Los Angeles as planned.

The event, which over the years has raised more than $140 million from audience and corporate donations, was big enough to warrant a second stage commandeered by Queen Latifah outside Los Angeles.
Cowell announced about two hours into the show that it had already raised more than $15 million for the Children's Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More, Save the Children and the United Nations Foundation. The money will benefit their work in the United States and in Africa.

Among musical highlights, master guitarist Jeff Beck and soul diva Joss Stone rocked the house with "I Put A Spell On You," while the Black Eyed Peas performed "Rock That Body." Underwood, among the biggest stars "Idol" has ever produced, sang "Change," while Keys did a medley of "Unthinkable" and "Empire State of Mind (Part II)."

But after all the singing, jokes and pleas for donations from the likes of Bill and Melinda Gates and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, it came down to sending Tim Urban home. Urban's elimination came at the very end of the TV singing contest's "Idol Gives Back" show and followed his uninspired performance of "Better Days" during the show's inspirational song-themed week mentored by Keys.

Dubbed "Teflon Tim" because viewers had kept him safe despite shaky performances that drew often sharp words from the judges, Urban joined Casey James and Aaron Kelly in one of this season's few all-male bottom three.
Next week's "American Idol" will be mentored by Shania Twain with the remaining contestants performing her music.

Other finalists still in the running include Lee DeWyze, Siobhan Magnus, Crystal Bowersox and Michael Lynche.

The finale airs in May, when the next "Idol" winner lands a recording contract. Past champions include Kelly Clarkson while even "losers" such as Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson have gone on to great success. Last year's winner, Kris Allen, has already found himself overshadowed by glam-pop singer Adam Lambert.
(Editing by Jill Serjeant, Reuters; additional editing by Monica Herrera, Billboard)

Fans line up to get Elton John tickets in Yakima

By Associated Press

Story Published: Apr 17, 2010 at 4:43 PM PDT
Story Updated: Apr 17, 2010 at 4:43 PM PDT
Fans line up to get Elton 
John tickets in Yakima
Elton John
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Hundreds of people waited in line at the Yakima Valley SunDome to buy tickets for the July 18 Elton John concert.

That includes 30 people who camped out at the SunDome Friday night so they could be first in line to buy tickets for John's first scheduled U.S. appearance following his May-June European tour.

The Yakima concert is the only one John has scheduled for the Pacific Northwest this tour.

Tickets could also be ordered online or by phone for the 8,300-seat arena.

Live Shots

Frank Erwin Center, April 10
If Elton John toddled onstage at Frank Erwin Center Saturday night looking a little like a five-foot Muppet, it was no joke. Impeccably dressed in a satin blue chemise and black tailcoat – with a sequined crocodile snapping down on the Sir Elton of his ubiquitous Greatest Hits on the back – the cuddly, 63-year-old pianist had just allowed a 16,000-strong sold-out arena its final breath for at least an hour. Augmented by bass, keyboards, and percussion, the quartet that cut John's 1973 masterpiece Goodbye Yellow Brick Road arrived in Austin intact, save for late bass player Dee Murray, after what the band's namesake later estimated was a 10-year local hiatus in a nearly continuous U.S. tour marking its 40th anniversary. In fact, the sonic fog of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road opener "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" was already rising as John took his seat along with drummer Nigel Olsson, who was finally out of his trademark jumpsuit, his perennially long hair grown white, and grinning madly at the bandleader while Edinburgh axe Davey Johnstone stood left of the bandleader's Yamaha grand, wielding a Les Paul stenciled with Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. John, Olsson, and Johnstone howled, with the segue into "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" becoming the first gut-punch in a relentless barrage that never waned over two and a half hours. The headliner sang his co-writer Bernie Taupin's lyrics like a playwright refining dialogue. Announcing a triptych from 1971's Madman Across the Water next, John again signaled the night's intentions: take no prisoners. "Daniel" giving way to an extended, out-of-this-world "Rocket Man," John's instrumental intro to "Take Me to the Pilot" running the gamut from Tchaikovsky to Fats Domino, and "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word" all welcomed a worthy newcomer, "You're Never Too Old to Love Somebody," from an upcoming collaboration between John and his early "idol" Leon Russell. "The Bitch Is Back"? She never left.

Set List

“Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding”
“Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”
“Madman Across the Water”
“Tiny Dancer”
“Philadelphia Freedom”
“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”
“Rocket Man”
“I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues”
“Sad Songs (Say So Much)”
“Take Me to the Pilot”
“Something About the Way You Look Tonight”
“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”
“Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word”
“Candle in the Wind”
“You’re Never Too Old to Love Somebody”
“Honky Cat”
“Burn Down the Mission”
“Bennie and the Jets”
“The Bitch Is Back”
“I’m Still Standing”
“Crocodile Rock”
“Your Song”
“Circle of Life”

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