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Run The Jewels sent a special message to Elton to thank him for supporting them on his Rocket Hour!

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A recent article, ‘£3.5m wedding singers’, said that Sir Elton John had cancelled a charity gig in Dubai for medical reasons yet had performed at a lucrative private event in London a few days after the announcement.

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“You can’t tell what it looks like by the naked eye until you’re explained as to what it is and, for me, that was the attraction of it and it was probably one of the first abstract photographs I ever bought.”

See “From the radio tower, Berlin” on display at Tate Modern until May 21, in The Radical Eye: The Modernist Photography Collection of Sir Elton John
Tune in to Rocket Hour to hear Elton’s picks of the best new music!

On this week’s show: Bell Biv DeVoe, Young Fathers, London Grammar and loads more!

7pm PST/2am GMT, tonight, only on Beats 1
As well as performing his 2,267th concert with Elton tonight, today is Nigel Olsson’s birthday!

Head to eltonjohn.com now to join us in a celebration of Nigel’s birthday and his history with Elton: [ Eltonjohn.com Link ]

Wishing Nigel Olsson a Happy Birthday

#ThrowbackThursday – 45 years ago, on February 7 1972, ‘Tiny Dancer’ was released as the second single in the US from Elton's ‘Madman Across The Water’ album.

The song appears in Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Songs of All Time’, was used to great effect in the now iconic bus scene in Cameron Crowe’s film ‘Almost Famous’ and is referenced in the lyrics of Ed Sheeran’s latest single ‘Castle on...
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Tiny Dancer: The Inspiration

Tiny Dancer was Elton John’s sun-soaked homage to LA. Now it’s your chance to create the song’s first official music video: http://eltonjohn.com/thecut Malib...

Elton discusses his favourite work from his photography collection, Dorthea Lange's Migrant Mother 1936.

See it on display now at Tate Modern in The Radical Eye: The Modernist Photography Collection of Sir Elton John: [ Ow.ly Link ]
On this week’s Rocket Hour, a tribute to George Michael

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The “Elton John: Loves” Spotify​ playlist is updated every Friday with Elton’s favourite new tracks.

Check out the latest additions from Dan Croll​ and Cloves​, joining great new music from the likes of Rag’n’Bone Man​, The Lemon Twigs and Ed Sheeran.

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#ThrowbackThursday – Released in February 1974, "Bennie and The Jets" was the 3rd US single taken from 1973’s "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road".

It became Elton’s second #1 in America and also broke into the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart, peaking at #15. This all off the strength of the song doing very well on a Detroit R&B radio station before it was even a single. Elton originally was adamant...
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Bennie and the Jets: The Inspiration

Bennie and the Jets told the story of a fictional girl band. Now it’s your chance to create the song’s first official music video: http://eltonjohn.com/thecu...

“On this week’s Rocket Hour I’ll play you some new music from UK artists that I love including Rag’n’Bone Man, Dan Croll and of course Ed Sheeran. God, I love doing this show so make sure you don’t miss it!”

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A reminder for final entries, Elton John: The Cut Supported by YouTube closes tomorrow, Monday 30th January.

A huge thank you to everyone who has entered so far. It has been wonderful to see so many unique and creative ideas.

This is your final opportunity to share your vision for one of these truly iconic songs.

For more information, and to submit your entries before tomorrow’s...
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We looked back at the video for “I’m Still Standing” with Creative Director Tony King, who also gave his tips for directors looking to impress with their entry for #EJTheCut

“The culture at the time was really all about MTV and trying to do something that would grab attention. Russell Mulcahy, the director, was at the top of his game and always came up with great ideas. It would be worth...
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Elton John - I'm Still Standing

Music video by Elton John performing I'm Still Standing. (C) 1983 Mercury Records Limited

More last minute tips for any animators entering #EJTheCut! Joe Marshall from M-I-E spoke with us about their approach to the video for ‘Looking Up’ as well as sharing his advice for producing an animated music video.

“Make sure you listen to the music and make sure the visuals work with the music, or even better become an extension of the music. Ideally you want the two aspects to be...
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Elton John - Looking Up

Elton John's new album "Wonderful Crazy Night" is coming 5 February 2016! Pre-order now to download the new song 'Looking Up' instantly from EltonJohn.com at...

Last minute inspiration for all you aspiring #EJTheCut filmmakers! We sat down with Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen, director of ‘A Good Heart’, to talk about how he approached creating the music video.

“I would give the same tip to a filmmaker creating any music video. As you develop the idea live with the song while you move – in your car, while running, while biking etc. That’s basically my...
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Elton John - A Good Heart

Elton John's new album "Wonderful Crazy Night" is out now! Available from: iTunes http://po.st/EJwcnIT Amazon http://po.st/WCNdAfp and Official Store http://...

“This week, as was last week, it’s all brand new music. Make a note of these people that you’re hearing because a lot of these people are gonna have fabulous years.”

Tune in to hear new music from Run The Jewels, London Grammar, Jessie Reyez and more!

7pm PST/2am GMT, tonight, only on Beats 1
Please join us today in celebrating the birthday of Elton’s percussionist and background vocalist, John Mahon!

Head to eltonjohn.com now for “Ten Things You Didn’t Know About John Mahon”

Photo credit: Brad Joplin

Happy Birthday John Mahon

Check out Today Show’s hilarious interpretation of Bennie and The Jets for Elton John: The Cut Supported by YouTube!

You have one week left to get your entries in so head to [ Eltonjohn.com Link ] for more info

TODAY goes retro, creating epic 'Bennie and the Jets' music video

Competition Update! We know the hard work and attention you’re putting into your video treatments takes time, so we’ve decided to extend the deadline for Elton John: The Cut until end of day Monday 30th January 2017.

We’ve been blown away by the positive response so far. There have been so many fantastic and creative entries, we’re excited to see more.

So, perfect those finishing touches,...
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At the end of 1986, Elton toured Australia, not only with his own 14-member band but also accompanied by the 88-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra!

Eltonjohn.com caught up with band members Fred Mandel and Charlie Morgan, as well as MSO Concert Master Rob John, to talk about their memories of the iconic “Tour de Force".

Read part 1 of our 2-part feature now:
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Elton’s “Tour de Force” Remembered