To buy one of Elton’s albums or see him in concert is to be invited to share in Elton’s love of music and performing.
But Elton puts a great deal of time and energy into other areas of his life as well.
He is a champion of and contributor to many other forms of art, as his recent exhibiton of Modernist Photography at the Tate Modern displayed, and is a tireless advocate of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and other not-for-profits.
“I got sober in 1990 and I looked back on my life and I thought, ‘I didn’t do enough.’ … When I founded the Foundation it was a defining moment in my personal life and my philanthropic life as well...”
We have collected over 20 examples of Elton and his associates talking about these important parts of his life in the new Elton John: Arts & Charity YouTube Playlist. In it you will find:
- A behind-the-scenes look at the EJAF, with videos detailing the charity’s beginnings, the 19th Annual Oscar Party, and other events.
- Five Billy Elliot the Musical featurettes, including the London production trailer and interviews with two generations of American “Billys” at the show’s final night on Broadway.
- Elton and Annie Lennox opening the Vrygrond Community Centre near Cape Town South Africa, which offers, “Holistic support for AIDS-affected and vulnerable children and their caregivers.”
- Elton sharing his passion for collecting and a video tour of his Modernist Photography collection in his Atlanta, GA home.
- Film director Cameron Crowe discussing filming the iconic Tiny Dancer scene in the movie, Almost Famous.
“I love that song. One of the first concerts I went to he played Tiny Dancer. It was actually my first date. A disastrous date…an incredible concert.”
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