On Oct. 25 and 26, 1975, Elton John performed two sold-out shows at Dodger stadium in Los Angeles. Imagine for a moment what it would be like if one of those was the first rock concert you ever went to. Now, meet our new friend Doug Fox, who was indeed just that lucky, and is here to tell us all about it:
We've made some great strides in the struggle for equal rights over the last 50 years -- and Elton John has been a beneficiary, living as a publicly gay man in a civil union with his partner and their adopted son. But he knows we still have a long way to go, and he's using his celebrity to help further the cause.
Elton John is taking advantage of an album release delay to re-examine the music on his new album, 'The Diving Board.' Producer T-Bone Burnett tells Rolling Stone that the music icon is in the rare position of having plenty of time between the completion of a disc and its release and it's giving him the opportunity to take a closer look what will eventually be part of the final record.
It would appear that Elton John and Madonna have made up in the latest round of their long-running feud. According to the British tabloid the Sun, the two exchanged pleasantries while coincidentally having dinner at the same fancy restaurant in the south of France. Nice work if you can get it, as the old song goes.