Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven number ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also produced records and occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary life president of the club.
Welcome to Screen Gems, our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a rewatch.The Trippy: TommyWhile it doesn’t get remembered (or for that matter, rewatched) as some of the contemporary musicals of its day, Tommy director Ken Russel’s adaptation of the album by The Who, deserves a place in the movie musical pantheon.
Long before iconic albums American Idiot and Jagged Little Pill landed on Broadway, and long before Baz Luhrmann and Lars Von Trier would revive the movie rock opera, Tommy pointed the way to the future.The plot concerns a boy born at the end of World War II.