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It’s Elton John’s birthday and he’s got rare music for fans

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John is celebrating his 74th birthday TODAY — and he's sending fans a very rare present. Six deep cuts have been made available on streaming and digital formats for the first time, including the tune "Scarecrow," which began John's legendary songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin in 1967. The other songs are: "Holiday Inn," "Keep It a Mystery," "Smokestack Children," "Two of a Kind" and "Conquer […]

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Elton John

Born in Pinner, Middlesex, on March 25, 1947, Reg signalled his intentions early on in life, winning a scholarship to the prestigious Royal Academy of Music aged 11. Until he hooked up with lyricist Bernie Taupin, with whom he had some of the biggest hits of his career. Elton had a plethora of jobs: he ran errands for a London publishing house, played piano in a hotel, and re-recorded cover […]

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Music stars slam UK’s ‘shameful’ failure on EU touring rules

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of U.K. music stars including Elton John, Ed Sheeran and conductor Simon Rattle say musicians have been "shamefully failed" by the British government, which has left them facing post-Brexit restrictions on touring in the European Union. In a letter published Wednesday in the Times of London, more than 100 musicians including Sting, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters and Roger Daltrey of The Who, said the new U.K.-EU […]

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