Elton meets his number one FIN. Singer's delight as he introduces David and son Zachary to Flipper
By Paul Revoir
Last updated at 8:36 AM on 3rd October 2011
When Sir Elton John introduced his baby son to a dolphin, it was easy to see who was most impressed. And it wasn’t little Zachary.
While the infant, who turns one in December, looked unmoved, the 64-year-old singer – dressed in tracksuit and trainers – gave a silly smile as he leaned over to shake a friendly flipper.
His partner David Furnish also beamed for the camera as the family posed at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta in the U.S.
Elton John's partner David Furnish beamed with baby Zachery for the camera as the family posed at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta in the U.S
And even the dolphin looked pleased to be in the spotlight.
Onlookers joked that if Zachary had been a bit older he may have found Sir Elton’s antics a little bit embarrassing.
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unday, October 2, 2011
Elton John Band Backing Vocals
Ken worked with Elton John on three albums (Madman Across The Water, Honky Chateau, and Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player), and one of the things they he remembers is just how good the background vocals were from Elton's backing band, consisting of guitarist Davey Johnstone, bassist Dee Murray, and drummer Nigel Olsson. Here's an excellent video where you can listen for yourself.
Ken's not in the video because it's about the making of Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road (which Ken started, sort of, but you'll have to read the book for the story), but it illustrates the point perfectly well.
Art auction for Elton's AIDS charity
Works by Jeff Koons, Keith Haring and four other artists are expected to raise more than $US1 million for Elton John's AIDS Foundation (EJAF) when they are sold at auction in November, Sotheby's said Friday.
Artists including Jim Hodges, Howard Hodgkin and Tracey Emin will also be represented in the November 10 sale of contemporary art during Sotheby's fall auctions.
"All of us at EJAF are tremendously grateful to Sotheby's and to all of the amazing artists who have so generously contributed truly special pieces," John said in a statement.
Artist Cecily Brown donated "Don't Bring Me Down," an oil on linen that is expected to fetch as much as $US600,000.
The Keith Haring foundation contributed an untitled work from 1981 depicting three bare-chested men in the trademark graffiti style of the late pop artist, who died of AIDS in 1990 at 31.
Koons' silkscreen "Monkey Train" is estimated to sell for $US40,000 to $US60,000, Sotheby's said.
"The works on offer ... have been donated directly from an enticing mix of today's leading contemporary artists," said Tobias Meyer, the auction house's worldwide director of contemporary art.
"Their connection to EJAF is certain to appeal to a wide range of today's collectors and philanthropists," he added.An art auction featuring works by Koons, Jasper Johns and Chuck Close for relief efforts in Haiti raised nearly $US14 million earlier this month, setting records for four artists and exceeding the pre-sale estimate of $US10 million
Bernie Taupin: Beyond Words - New Date
Michael Murphy Gallery, Tampa's premier Fine Art Gallery, presents "Beyond Words", an extraordinary collection of contemporary artworks by legendary songwriter and lyricist Bernie Taupin for what promises to be the single most important art event of 2011 in Tampa. Exhibition previews will run from November 11th through November 14th, with special appearances by Bernie Taupin on Saturday, November 12th from 6pm-8pm and Sunday November 13th from 2pm-4pm. read more
Friday Nov 11, 6-8pm VIP Reception (Invitation Only)
Saturday Nov 12, 6-8pm General Admission
Sunday Nov 13, 2-4pm General Admission
Michael Murphy Gallery
2701 S. Macdill Ave
Tampa FL 33629
813 902 1414
AN EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY & EXTRAORDINARY ARTWORKS BY FAMED LYRICIST AND ARTIST BERNIE TAUPIN
BERNIE TAUPIN & ELTON JOHN TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2011
“Without Bernie Taupin, there would be no Elton John”
– Elton John
Bernie Taupin and Elton John. A forty year collaboration that continues…and unlike any other the music world has ever seen.
According to Elton John, “Without Bernie, basically, there wouldn’t have been an Elton John. I mean, without that stroke of good fortune and kismet as it were, Elton John probably wouldn’t have happened. I’m just a purveyor of Bernie’s feelings, Bernie’s thoughts.”
Michael Murphy Gallery is deeply honored to present, in its Tampa, Florida premiere, an extraordinary collection of artwork created by Mr. Taupin, whose creative passions have allowed him to equally master yet another form of artistic expression…and that is the other artist in him, the one with the brushes and paints; the one that creates emotive canvases. Contemporary works of art that dually speak to one’s intellect and one’s emotions: rich in color and expression… a cryptic social commentary captured in multi-media form.
Tampa, Florida: September 20th, 2011: Michael Murphy Gallery, Tampa’s premier Fine Art Gallery, presents “Beyond Words”, an extraordinary collection of contemporary artworks by legendary songwriter and lyricist Bernie Taupin for what promises to be the single most important art event of 2011 in Tampa. We are so fortunate to have Mr. Taupin re-schedule for this presentation; given the demands of a celebrity schedule and its attendant conflicts.
Beginning on Thursday, November 11th, 2011, the public will be able to preview the artwork at Michael Murphy Gallery located inTampa.
Exhibition previews will run from November 11th through November 14th, with special appearances by Bernie Taupin on Saturday, November 12th from 6pm-8pm and Sunday November 13th from 2pm-4pm.
Blue Prison Walls French Quarters
Taupin describes his art: “Canvas to me is simply the visual extension of what I have spent my life creating through words. The imagination, in my estimation, is the most powerful tool the artist possesses enabling us to conjure up beautiful distraction for the ears and eyes.
I have no formula except that which comes from what I dream, feel and see. To me colors are like words…they express emotions…likewise texture and mediums display an abundance of moods.”
For years Bernie Taupin has extended his art beyond his lyrics and onto the canvas. Through painting, Bernie has expanded his artistic horizons into frontiers where words have given way to his broad palette of color, where timing and cadence once served, now texture and the gesture of his brush bring his vision into a new dimension.
http://vimeo.com/couchmode/user723162/videos/sort:newest/26898586 B-ROLL LIVE LINK
MICHAEL MURPHY GALLERY M
2701 SOUTH MACDILL AVENUE
TAMPA, FLORIDA 33629
Phone : 813.902.1414
Preview the art starting November 5th
Saturday, November 12th, 2011 6pm – 8pm
Sunday, November 13th , 2011 2pm – 4pm
Exhibition Sales Event Extends Nov. 11th – Nov. 14th
RSVP: 813.902.1414 Admission is Complimentary
Elvis Costello and Bernie Taupin at Toronto Exhibition