TWENTY years ago, Elton John caused millions to weep as he sang a reworked version of Candle in the Wind in an emotional farewell to Princess Diana. The song is the biggest selling single of all time after 33 million copies were sold but what is the story behind the lyrics? We reveal all... What is Candle in the Wind? Elton John originally recorded the single in 1973 in honour of Marilyn Monroe who had died 11 years earlier. After his close friend Diana died in a Paris car crash in 1997, Elton teamed up with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin asking him to revise the lyrics to honour the Princess. It was recorded at Townhouse Studies in West London and re-released as Candle in the Wind 1997. Elton has only ever performed the single once - at Princess Di's Westminster Abbey funeral - and instead uses the original version at concerts. He has repeatedly turned down requests to perform the tribute again and said he never would unless asked by Princes William and Harry. The … [Read more...] about Why did Elton John perform Candle In The Wind at Princess Diana’s funeral and what changes to the lyrics did he make?
ELTON John will reportedly perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on Saturday - 21 year after singing at Princess Diana's funeral. The 71-year-old singer is a close friend of the Royal family and attended the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding at Westminster Abbey in 2011. It's unclear whether he'll be playing the piano during the ceremony at St George's Chapel in Windsor or performing at the reception later in the evening, according to TMZ. The Sun exclusively revealed in February that Elton had quietly cancelled two of his Vegas shows - freeing him up for the weekend of the Royal Wedding. He was due to play concerts at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19 but is now expected to head to Windsor with his partner David Furnish. Speaking to executive editor Dan Wootton in January, the Rocket Man singer was coy and said "no one has been asked" to the wedding, yet. What we know so far... The complete timeline of Meghan Markle and … [Read more...] about Elton John ‘to perform at the Royal Wedding’ 21 years after singing at Princess Diana’s funeral
By Kelli Skye Fadroski | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: April 11, 2018 at 12:48 pm | UPDATED: April 11, 2018 at 10:05 pm Sir Elton John already has seven sold-out concerts coming to Southern California next year including two nights at the Forum in Inglewood (Feb. 1-2), four nights at Staples Center in Los Angeles (Jan. 22, 23, 25 and 30) and a single date at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego (Jan. 29). This jaunt is a big deal since it’s being promoted as his last tour, dubbed Farewell Yellow Brick Road. The global trek started out with about 300 dates and a number of gigs have since been added, including the recently announced two evenings at Honda Center in Anaheim. Due to the quick sell-out of all of the other area concerts, the tour will stop in Orange County on Sept. 10 and 11, 2019. Tickets are $59.50-$249.50 and go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, at 800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com. However, a bulk of the tickets … [Read more...] about Elton John will bring his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour to Honda Center in 2019
0 View Gallery View Comments Elton John will say goodbye to Colorado fans twice. A second show in his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour" has been added to his Denver stop next year. He'll now perform Feb. 6 in addition to his sold-out Feb. 7 concert at Pepsi Center. Tickets are $59.50-$249.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. April 20. Call 866-461-6556 or go online to altitudetickets.com. A presale for American Express card members is 10 a.m. Thursday through 10 p.m. Monday. A presale for Ticketmaster fans is 10 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. April 18. The three-year tour will kick off in the U.S. in September and travel the globe before finishing in North America in 2021. Related: Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac part ways again The Grammy Award winner is the man behind more than 50 top 40 hits, including "Tiny Dancer," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," "Nikita," "Daniel" and the biggest-selling single of all time, "Candle in the Wind 1997," his … [Read more...] about Elton John adds second show in Colorado
Music icon Sit Elton John has nine number one hits, five Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony. He's toured the world for nearly five decades and performed more than 4,000 shows. But the 71-year-old "rocket man" has decided home is where his heart is. He recently announced he will stop touring after a three-year farewell tour. He was recently honored by the Recording Academy with a tribute concert. "Elton John: I'm Still Standing - A Grammy Salute" airs April 10 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on CBS. To watch a preview from the special "Elton John: I'm Still Standing," click on the video player below: "I've seen you in concert at least six times," said "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King, "and the thing that gives me pleasure is watching how much pleasure you get out of performing for us." "I don't know how to describe it. But when you go home after the show, you don't go straight to sleep because it's so exciting," John said. "It's the contact you have with an audience, and the … [Read more...] about “Still Standing”: Sir Elton John talks stellar career and farewell tour