Terry O’Neill’s new book, Two Days That Rocked the World: Elton John Live at Dodger Stadium, documents the rock superstar’s October 1975 career-peak concerts. But the photographer didn’t know at the time that John was about to enter a valley. “He used to go onstage and give absolutely everything,” says... More »
Image: Val Wilmer/Redferns/Getty Images Reginald Kenneth Dwight was born in 1947 in Pinner, a neighborhood in Greater London By the age of three, Dwight was playing the piano. He showed an uncanny aptitude for music, and was soon taking formal lessons. Show More Summary
By the late 1980s, Elton John was struggling to find a reason to live. He was battling a near-crippling depression and consuming insane amounts of cocaine, alcohol and food in an attempt to self-medicate. It was at this extremely low point when he learned about Ryan White, a young hemophilic who had...
Elton John promises Lady Gaga's new album will be "absolutely fabulous."
It looks like Vladimir Putin finally gave Elton John a call to apologize. It may not be the apology we deserve, but it’s a start. Last week, the legendary rock 'n' roll star and activist announced that he’d had a phone conversation with the Russian president. Show More Summary
Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly called singer Sir Elton John and agreed to meet with him in the future, only days after an apparent prankster had impersonated Putin in a phone call to John. The British musician has been urging Putin to meet with him to discuss gay rights in Russia.
The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin called up Elton John on Wednesday, and asked him not to be offended by a recent prank.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and British singer and composer Elton John are both ready to hold a meeting when their busy schedules allow it, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.
The phone call comes one week after two comedians prank called the British singer, pretending to be the Russian president.
Elton John had said that he wanted to meet Putin, so he could talk to him about his "isolating and prejudiced" attitude toward gay people. That led a couple of Russian satirists to prank call John, and John fell for it, posting on Instagram that Putin had called him. Show More Summary
You may have seen something by now about the call that was heard around the world; no, not that call. We’re talking about the phone call that Elton John received from some convincing pranksters. Said pranksters managed to hoodwink Elton into believing he was getting a call from Vladimir Putin. Show More Summary
Vladimir Putin has phoned Sir Elton John and offered to meet with him about the state of LGBT rights in Russia or any other subject — for real this time, Reuters reports. John, who has often expressed opposition to Russia’s nationwide...Show More Summary
Following up on a prank in which singer Elton John was fooled into thinking he had received a phone call from Vladimir Putin, the Russian president placed an actual phone call to John, The Washington Post reports. “Dmitry Peskov, a....
Vladimir Putin is a well-known homophobe, so a lot of people were pretty confused earlier this month when Elton John publicly thanked him "for reaching out and speaking via telephone with me today," adding, "I look forward to meeting with you face-to-face to discuss LGBT equality in Russia." Indeed, it... More »
After two Russian comedians tricked Elton John into thinking he was on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the real Putin has given John a ring to schedule a meeting on LGBT rights. Reuters reports that a spokesman for Putin, Dmitry Peskov, revealed to reporters that a call between the pair...
Russian leader to meet popular singer who has previously spoken out against 2013 law against "gay propaganda".
Elton John got seriously punked recently, when a couple of Russian pranksters called him up pretending to be Russian President Vladimir Putin and his translator wanting to talk to the singer about LGBT rights. But today Putin himself actually called John, the BBC reports. The Russian prez asked the singer...
After falling victim to Russian pranksters pretending to be Vladimir Putin, Sir Elton John has received a phone call from the real Russian president. According to the Kremlin, Putin phoned the pop star Wednesday and asked him not to be offended by th… The post Vladimir Putin Gives Elton John a Call (For Real This Time) appeared first on Towleroad.
Just last week, Elton John posted a photo to his Instagram account of Russian President Vladimir Putin and thanked the world leader for calling him and agreeing to meet and discuss gay rights in Russia. As it turns out, Putin’s phone call was a prank arranged by two well-known Russian celebrity pranksters, Vladimir Krasnov and […]
Elton John previously received a call from Russian pranksters who pretended to be Putin