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Elton has had surgery on what he called his ”pesky knee” (with an operation on the other one last year), so we hope he is feeling good. The procedure prevented him from attending the Mastercard Inclusive Growth Summit in Washington, DC, on 18 April, but he sat down for an interview ahead of the event. Elton, who spoke of the importance of love and compassion, recalled that when he met Ryan White, he was still using drugs and alcohol. Being around the White family made him reassess his values. He got sober after Ryan passed away, and started the EJAF to ”give something back” and help people with HIV and AIDS.


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The summit seeks solutions to today’s challenges through collaboration and candid conversation and collaboration with entrepreneurs, policymakers, and others.

If you’re seeking solutions as to how to care for your Elton John collectibles, archivist Peter Thomas is the man with the answers. He is Radio Elton’s latest guest.

As reported by, the former BBC engineer provided lost Madman Across the Water demo tracks for the LP’s 50th anniversary in 2020.

Record producer and engineer Ken Scott received a Special Recognition award from the Music Producers Guild last week. His CV includes Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.

In 2012, Ken’s book, Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust: Off the Road with The Beatles, Bowie, Elton & So Much More, was published. He was just 16 when he began his career at Abbey Road.

Abbey Road Studios celebrated its 90th anniversary a couple of years ago, with a documentary called If These Walls Could Sing, featuring Elton, Paul McCartney, and other notables.

This summer, Abbey Road Studios will host live and online events. For a few days in August, a tour of Studio 2 will be offered (with a global streaming event to follow on the 10th of the month). This is where Reg Dwight, as he was then known, recorded He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother with The Hollies in 1969. He was hired for ”a whopping 12 pounds,”
according to the Abbey Road website. Click HERE for tickets.

Across the ocean, a documentary about a designer to the stars will make its debut on 13 May at the Director’s Guild of America in Los Angeles, California. Elton is among the contributors to Bob Mackie: Naked Illusion, but isn’t expected to attend the screening and Q&A. Two other Mackie clients–Cher and Carol Burnett–will be there.


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Bob created Elton’s Dodger Stadium outfits in 1975 and 2022 as well as the Donald Duck costume worn at New York’s Central Park in 1980. He has been called the ”Sultan of Sequins,” which sounds like an apt description for Elton as well, particularly in the seventies.

American Elton‘s costumes don’t come from a famous designer. Tribute artist Bill Connors told the Elton Blog they were made by his ex-wife. Bill also performs Elton’s songs as a member of The Greatest Piano Men. Former Aida and Billy Elliot actor Donnie Kehr started the group, which includes salutes to other piano players such as Liberace and Stevie Wonder, in 2018. Like Kehr, the bass player and drummer for The Greatest Piano Men played Aida. So they backed Elton when he sang Written in the Stars, from the Aida soundtrack album, on NBC‘s Today Show with LeAnn Rimes in 1999.

Over a decade later, LeAnn shared her thoughts about Elton with Female First.

She was ”a kid” when they teamed up, so he was ”very protective and sweet.”

And while celebrities tend to ”build up a wall,” Elton was honest and transparent . . . ”a good dude,” as LeAnn summed it up.

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