Biografia Elton John

Biografia Elton John
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Jacket's long journey to Elton concert

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Jacket's long journey to Elton concert

Lucy Mears holds her friend Peter Blaney's jacket.

Lucy Mears holds her friend Peter Blaney's jacket.

Photograph by: LYLE STAFFORD,

It's a beat-up jean jacket, but nothing could keep Oak Bay resident Lucy Mears from taking it to Elton John's Valentine's Day concert in Victoria.
Embroidered with a mini-version of the cover of John's 1971 album Madman Across the Water, the jacket was a treasured possession of one of Mears's dearest friends, Peter Blaney, who died of AIDS two years ago.
Mears believes Blaney will be at the concert in spirit, given the many journeys across the water — as in the Atlantic Ocean — his Elton-themed jacket took to end up in her hands in time for the concert. "The stars all seem to be coming together," she says.
Mears and Blaney met at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., in 1978 and spent much of their time together listening to the Madman album and often singing along.
Over the decades, when Blaney lived in Bermuda and the Netherlands, he would sign off his emails to her with "madman across the water."
A friend in Bermuda, his home, eventually programmed her sewing machine to embroider the blue-on-blue Madman design on the back of Blaney's jacket after Mears could not do it by hand.
When Blaney lay dying in February 2009, Mears flew to his bedside in Bermuda. Out came the cherished jacket, and the two old friends listened to John's music together — as they had done so often in their youth.
He wanted to leave the jacket to her, but he wasn't ready to let it go.
"We probably listened to Madman on the Water," Mears recalls. "It was a bit of blur. He went into a coma two hours after I left . . . and died on St. Patrick's Day."
Mears can hardly believe journeys the jacket took to make it to her in time for Monday's sold-out concert. That is thanks to the efforts of so many other friends of Blaney's from his days at Trent "who knew this jacket meant so much to me and to Peter," she says. "Music was huge in his life and Elton John was his favourite."
A chain of friends and relations carried the jacket from Bermuda to England to Ontario so Mears could bring it to Victoria.
It's "a story of love" that Mears thinks John would like to know. And if John performs his hit Levon "that would be awesome," she said. "Peter would be smiling down at him and probably belting it out."

Elton John & Band Live in Concert


Friday 25th November 2011, 7:30pm


Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

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Capital C: Concerts
The Stadium! The Superstar! The Concert Event of 2011!
Capital C: Concerts is bringing the Rocketman, Sir Elton John, back for his fourth New Zealand Concert since 2006 and the first he has played in the South Island in 20 years. Having entertained capacity crowds in Wellington, New Plymouth and Auckland the opportunity to be the first International Superstar to perform in the new, totally covered Forsyth Barr Stadium Dunedin was too much to resist.
As part of Elton’s ‘Greatest Hits Tour’ the concert will feature his full band: Davey Johnstone, Nigel Olsson, Kim Bullard, Bob Birch and John Mahon.
With over 250 million albums sold worldwide, multi Gammy Awards, an Academy Award and many more honours, Elton John continues to be the ultimate showman with hits like, “Rocket Man’, ‘Candle in the Wind’, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’, ‘Benny and the Jets’, ‘ Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting’, ‘the Bitch is Back’, ‘Daniel’ and so many, many, more.
As prolific as always Elton recently released ‘The Union’ an album with long time friend Leon Russell.
Be part of Dunedin’s Entertainment History and see the legend that is Elton John!

Elton John said the British have a 'cruel sense of humour' on US TV

Elton John said the British have a 'cruel sense of humour' live on US morning TV with presenter Matt Lauer. When asked on The Today Show what it meant to 'take the p*ss' out of yourself Elton said: "The British have a very ironic sense of humour and it's kind of a cruel sense of humour in a way. It's about not holding yourself in too high a regard," he added. The music king, 63, continued to talk about his days in rehab, the joys of fatherhood and how he thinks he's not too old to be a dad. He also spoke of his friend Billy Joel and said: "I love him. He may want to punch my face in at the moment but it's OK," in response to questions about his recent comments in Rolling Stone that Joel has never seriously attempted to curb his drinking habits....

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Five Favorite Films with Elton John

The legendary star also chats about Gnomeo and Juliet and his music.

In the pantheon of popular music, few artists have been as celebrated and enduring as Sir Elton John. The Grammy/Oscar/Tony winner is also a Kennedy Center honoree, a Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer, and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. And, with lyricist Bernie Taupin, John has crafted some of pop's most iconic – and best-selling – music. However, John is hardly one to rest on his laurels; he still plays scores of concerts each year, and a long-gestating passion project, the animated comedy Gnomeo and Juliet, finally hits theaters Friday.

Executive-produced by John, Gnomeo is a retelling of Shakespeare's classic tale with garden gnomes, and features some of his biggest singles ("Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting," "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," "Rocket Man," among others) along with "Hello, Hello," a duet with Lady Gaga. In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Sir Elton shared his favorite films, and discussed the making of Gnomeo and why it's still a thrill for him to hear his old songs.

Elton John Gets Candid About Baby Zachary & Billy Joel Comments
Between raising a newborn and executive producing Disney's new animated film, "Gnomeo & Juliet," Elton John has had his hands full - and the rocker says that he's loving every minute of it.
"We had Zachary on Christmas Day which was really wonderful. That's why he's got the name Levon, because in the song 'Levon' it says, 'He was born a pauper to a pawn on Christmas Day,'" Elton told NBC's Matt Lauer about his new son's moniker in an interview on the "Today" show on Thursday. "[Zachary] is great. I'm getting on a plane shortly after this to go see him... I can't wait to see him today."
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Elton and his husband, David Furnish, welcomed the baby boy -- Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John -- born via surrogate, nearly two months ago and the singer said he's received a bit of flack for having a child so late in life.
"I'm 63," Elton told Matt. "People say, 'You waited a little too long.'... It is the most challenging and the most responsible thing you can do is to bring up a child and I thought, 'You know what? I'm going to try it.'
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"And I'm sure as much as I can give him, he's going to give me a thousand-fold back," he added. "Already, in seven weeks he's done that."
The "Benny and the Jets" crooner also made headlines in early February when he characterized his former touring partner Billy Joel's rehab stints as "light" - something Billy has not taken quite as "lightly."
"[Billy] hates me at the moment and I understand why," Elton told Matt. "He sent me a message and he's not happy and I understand that. I really love the guy -- I just am concerned.
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"He's going to hate me... he's not going be happy with me, but it comes from a place of love," he continued. "I'm sorry I had to say it, but I said it because I really want Billy to live a long life and be very happy. I understand why he's pissed with me and I can take that on the chin."
As someone who has battled drug and alcohol abuse as well, Elton said he understands Billy's angry reaction.
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"Years ago when I was using and people tried to tell me, I didn't talk to them for years," Elton told Matt. "Now, I look back and they were only trying to help. And I'm only trying to help. Maybe I should've done it privately, but I've been so frustrated over the years at some of the things.
"I do love him and I want to stress that," he added. "He may want to punch my face in at the moment, but it's OK," he added.
However, Billy responded to Elton's "Today" show comments on Thursday afternoon (in a statement released by the "Uptown Girl" singer's publicist to Rolling Stone), saying:
"1. I do not hate Elton John 2. I do not want to "punch him in the face" 3. If he wants to call me, my number is still the same. 4. Good luck with the movie. BILLY JOEL"
Elton's animated film, "Gnomeo & Juliet," featuring a duet with Elton and Lady Gaga, hits theaters on Friday.

Elton John 'signs son up for choir school'

Elton John has reportedly signed his baby boy up for a place at an exclusive choir school. He and partner David Furnish are said to have enlisted their seven-week-old son Zachary at St George's School near Windsor Castle, England, where pupils often perform for the Queen. A Windsor Castle source told The Sun, "It was no surprise when Sir Elton said his first choice of school for Zachary was the royal choir school here. "It has an incredible music department and staff. All the children play an instrument from the age of about seven and the piano is the favourite. "Pupils all learn to sing and become part of the choir, and the best join the 24-boy choristers who sing for the Queen in St George's Chapel." The couple are also believed to be planning on putting their son's name down for Eton College — the prestigious school attended by Prince William....

Donovan Aston: An Evening of Sir Elton John´s Greatest Hits

Wann: 11.02.2011 - 20:00 Uhr

Wo: Theater Rüsselsheim

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Der britische Künstler Donovan Aston hat sich mit seiner neuen Live-Show "One Voice - One Piano an evening of Elton John's Greatest Hits" einen langehegten Traum erfüllt. Rund zwei Stunden lang begeistert er das Publikum mit viel Gefühl in der Stimme und Klassikern wie "Candle in the Wind", "Your Song", "Rocket Man" und "Can You Feel the Love Tonight". Das Besondere: Donovan Aston begleitet sich selbst auf einem Flügel. Zwischen den einzelnen Stücken gibt's immer wieder Hintergrundinformationen zur Entstehungsgeschichte der Songs. "Mit dem Konzert erfülle ich mir einen lange gehegten Traum. Elton John ist eines meiner großen musikalischen Vorbilder", erklärt Donovan Aston.

Elton John: unica data in Italia il 12 luglio 2011

febbraio 12, 2011 by lily
Sir Elton John sarà in concerto in Italia all’Anfiteatro Camerini martedì 12 Luglio 2011. È l’unica data del nord Italia e il primo grande appuntamento dell’estate.
Il grande artista inglese sarà accompagnato dal chitarrista Davey Johnstone, Bob Birch al basso, Kim Bullard alle tastiere, John Mahon alle percussioni e Nigel Olsson alla batteria per fare un excursus di tutta la sua carriera. La sua trentennale presenza nella scena musicale ci ha fatto sognare con le sue canzoni rock negli anni 70 arrivando alle ballads romantiche degli anni 80.
Sarà sul palco, oltre che con la sua band, con il suo pianoforte. Lo strumento che permette all’artista di esprimere al meglio il suo spirito nostalgico e romantico.
Ma sarà una serata ricca di emozioni e colpi di scena conoscendo anche l’inesauribile repertorio di Elton che tocca tanti e diversi generi musicali.
Il costo del biglietto è a partire da 48,50 euro ma affrettatevi, è un evento irripetibile!

Elton, amore di padre Figlio già iscritto dai coristi della Regina

Il piccolo Zachary, nato da poco più di un mese (da madre surrogata), ha già un futuro assicurato. Elton John lo ha già iscritto al prestigioso corso privato per diventare coristi della Regina Elisabetta

Londra, 11 febbraio 2011 - Zachary Furnish John, il fortunato figlio del popolare cantante e del compagno David, ha già un futuro assicurato. E, manco a dirlo, nel mondo del canto: Elton John ha infatti iscritto il figlio ad una scuola privata nei pressi del castello di Windsor dove vengono istruiti i coristi della regina Elisabetta.
Inoltre, secondo quanto riferisce oggi il 'Sun', la star britannica avrebbe scelto la prestigiosa St George’s di Eton per il suo dipartimento di musica ed i suoi insegnanti, oltre al fatto che la scuola non e’ lontana dalla sua lussuosa residenza di campagna.
Elton John, che davvero non si fa mancare nulla, ha già incontrato il preside dell’istituto - che tra le sue ex allieve conta la principessa Eugenie, figlia del principe Andrea, e tra le allieve attuali Lady Louise Windsor, figlia di Edoardo. John ha anche compiuto un tour privato della scuola.
All’età di tre anni, Zachary comicerà a frequentare l’asilo della scuola, che costa 7.500 sterline all’anno. Dai sette anni in su tutti i bambini seguono lezioni di musica e canto e i migliori entrano a far parte del coro della regina presso la cappella di St George’s a Windsor.

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