June 24, 2019
AFTER ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ about Freddie Mercury, now comes “Rocketman” about another British music icon, Elton John whose real name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight. He has the distinction of having seven consecutive number one albums in the U.S. charts and his song, “Candle in the Wind” in 1997, rewritten as a tribute to Princess Diana, sold 33 million copies worldwide (but it’s not in the movie). His first hit single was “Your Song” in 1970 from his self titled album. He also has great success in musical films and theatre, composing for “The Lion King”, “Aida” and “Billy Elliot the Musical”.