ELTON JOHN’S 70TH BIRTHDAY

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ELTON JOHN’S 70TH BIRTHDAY

AND HIS 50-YEAR SONGWRITING PARTNERSHIP WITH BERNIE TAUPIN

WILL BE CELEBRATED MARCH 25, 2017, AT A GALA EVENT IN LOS ANGELES

WATCH A SHORT FILM WITH A SELECTION OF HIGHLIGHTS FROM HIS AMAZING CAREER HERE

ROB LOWE WILL SERVE AS HOST 

LADY GAGA AND OTHER SURPRISE GUESTS WILL PERFORM AT THE EVENT

THE CELEBRATION WILL BENEFIT THE ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION AND THE UCLA HAMMER MUSEUM.

On March 25, a gala fundraising event celebrating Elton John’s 70th birthday and his 50-year writing partnership with Bernie Taupin will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and the UCLA Hammer Museum. Held at Red Studios in Los Angeles, the evening will be hosted by Rob Lowe and will feature a gala dinner and special musical performances by Lady Gaga and other surprise guests.

Watch a short film with a selection of highlights from Elton’s amazing career here – 

In keeping with Elton’s commitment to philanthropy, he is eager to leverage the celebration of his 70th birthday and his amazing songwriting collaboration with Bernie Taupin in order to support two worthy causes that are the driving passions of his life: ending the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, and art in all its many forms. To that end, this event will raise urgently needed money to help fund the grant-making initiatives of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and exhibitions and programs at the Hammer Museum in LA.

This very special evening will honor the many strands of an unrivalled career and life that still continue to enrich, enthrall, and inspire.  Elton John is a true musical and cultural iconoclast, with a record that speaks for itself. He has achieved worldwide sales of over 250 million records and has 58 Billboard Top 40 singles in the United States. He has written the music for the stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida, and Disney’s cinematic and theatrical sensation The Lion King. A tireless live performer, Elton has played more than 3,500 concerts in over 80 countries. He has collected 12 Ivor Novello Awards, six GRAMMYS®, two Brits, an Oscar®, and a Tony. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has received a knighthood from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1998. He is a tireless charitable campaigner and philanthropist, notoriously outspoken for the causes he believes in. Elton John is an undisputed pop culture legend. His new music has helped many new artists achieve recognition and success. He is constantly moving forward, never resting on his laurels, never becoming complacent, predictable, or dull.

Of his career with Bernie Taupin, Elton simply says, “It’s the same excitement now as when we first started. That this year marks the 50thanniversary of my partnership with Bernie Taupin is mind boggling for me because it seems like only yesterday that I met him. It’s an amazing achievement to stay with one person for 50 years on a creative basis, in an industry where that doesn’t really happen very much.”

On reaching his 70th year, Elton notes, “I’m interested in moving forward all the time, with what I create, my collaborations, and also with discovering the work of other people. I think age is immaterial, provided we keep our minds alive by being open to new things. I can be as excited by a new artist who plays me their demo as I am by a new record of one of my musical heroes. I can be excited by playing a new city I’ve never played before, or revisiting somewhere I know well and seeing how it’s changed. Life is a constant state of flux for us all, and I like to embrace that. I also feel very happy to use my position to bring attention to injustice in the world, and to try to help where I can. At this time in my life I’m the happiest I have ever been.”

Bernie Taupin says of Elton, “It’s been an unconventional partnership and while we pretty much patented the two-rooms technique I’d venture to say you’d be hard pressed to find a couple of songwriters more in sync with each other and their craft”.

Hollywood London Team London/Los Angeles

David Gandy at Advertising Week Europe 2017

Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads? The Future Face of Marketing to Men seminar, Advertising Week Europe 2017, IPA Centenary Stage, Picturehouse Central, London, UK

Speaking at Advertising Week Europe as part of a debate titled ‘Whatever happened to the likely lads? The future face of marketing to men’, Gandy discussed how he was ‘in the right place at the right time’ and with Testino and Gabbana ‘completely changing the fashion industry with one image’.

Watch the full interview here  – our thanks to the Press Team at Advertising Week Europe :

 

By Team Hollywood London

 

A word from James Corden

James Corden spent some time on Wednesday’s Late Late Show to pay tribute to the victims of the tragic London terrorist attack that happened earlier in the day. “There was a terror attack today in my hometown, the city of London in Westminster,” Corden began. “While we’re filming this, it’s still unknown what the motives were.…

via James Corden Pays Tribute To London Terrorist Attack Victims: “I Felt A Really Long Way From Home” — Deadline

Terror in London

British police have arrested seven people in the investigation into an attacker who killed three people and injured about 40 before being shot to death by police, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Thursday. Mark Rowley said the latest figures were that there were four dead including the attacker and 29 people being treated…

via British Police Arrest 7 People After Attack Near Parliament Kills 3 — Fortune

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