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It's an intriguing look at what happened when Elton gave up some control and went through the Philadelphia soul machine.

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In January 2012, John announced that he had named Timberlake as his top choice to play him in the film. He added, “Leon Huff and I were proud to have him as part of our Mighty Three music writing team, which helped create our signature brand of TSOP. In an interview at CinemaCon, Egerton stated the film would be a lot more of a visually stylized epic musical- fantasy rather than just a traditional straightforward biopic. The film stars Taron Egerton as John, with Jamie Bell as Taupin, Richard Madden as John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Sheila Eileen, John's mother.Elton John and husband David Furnish tried to produce a film based on his life for almost two decades. Recorded at Hive Mind Studios in Brooklyn, NY, with the help of producer/arrangers Mike Buckley and Vincent Chiarito (both members of Charles Bradley's Extraordinaires) and crack team of a-list musicians, his upcoming album blends heavy arrangements and introspective lyrics with sophistication, leaving the listener in a blissful wash of wonderment. Vanessa survives him, along with four sons, Troy, Mark, Royal and Christopher, two daughters, Tia and Cybell, a sister, Barbara, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In July 2017, it was announced that Hardy was no longer involved, and Taron Egerton entered negotiations to replace him.

Review] Elton John: The Thom Bell Sessions (1979) [Review] Elton John: The Thom Bell Sessions (1979)

The global superstar shared several photos of himself and his aunt, including one where he wore an orange tracksuit while she looked very stylish in a red shirt.Thom died at the age of 79 on Thursday and helped to pioneer the genre known as Philadelphia soul, and worked with groups like the Delfonics and the Spinners. The record also established the credentials of Thom Bell, their 26-year-old producer and arranger, whose classical training lay behind his often strikingly unorthodox orchestrations.

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In October 2019, Entertainment Weekly digital director Shana Krochmal accused Delta Air Lines of removing "almost every reference" to John's sexuality in the version of the film shown on the airline, including scenes of kissing and gay sex. He is approached by John Reid, a music manager, and after hitting it off, the pair sleep together (" Take Me To The Pilot"). Rocketman was released on Digital HD on 6 August 2019 and on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD on 27 August 2019.

By 1971, Bell had moved on to produce another local group, The Stylistics, this time on Avco Records. John's stepmother, Edna, told biographer Philip Norman for 2001's Sir Elton: The Definitive Biography that "Stanley's been made out as an overbearing monster. Bell’s first hits as a producer came with the Delfonics, featuring the high tenor of William “Poogie” Hart, starting in 1968 with La-La (Means I Love You). Bruce Springsteen's "Streets Of Philadelphia" won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1994, beating out Neil Young's "Philadelphia," which was also written for the movie Philadelphia. Elton John admired Baldry as one of the few people in the music scene who were both openly gay and highly esteemed.

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John actually checked into rehab in 1990 at the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago a few months after a young friend, Ryan White, had died from AIDS, and after a visit to his boyfriend at the time, Hugh Williams, in a rehab facility in Prescott, Arizona.

He recorded two albums with Johnny Mathis, but sessions with Elton John in 1977 produced only three tracks, of which one, Are You Ready for Love, had to wait until a 2003 reissue before it became a hit.

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