Monday, May 5, 2014

Elton John

Elton John was one of the most popular musicians of the 20th century. I grew up listening to Elton with my parents, and there has always been a very nostalgic feeling left behind every time his music is played. His music is amazingly beautiful and inspiring to say the least. The way he puts his whole self into the piano when he plays and sings his perfectly crafted songs.  He has done so much inspiring work for the search for a cure for AIDS including starting the Elton John AIDS Foundation which is working towards an “AIDS Free Future!”. I love the way that he embraced his fabulous bisexual (later to come out as a gay man) nature and went all out in everything he did, always putting on an incredibly elaborate show. Elton was and still is a British singer, pianist, composer and has even has his success on Broadway, composing the music score for Billy Elliot. He has sold more than 250 million records and continues to be a huge inspiration for many people around the world.

This is the official site of Elton John. Here you can see videos of his live performances, be updated on the most recent Elton news, buy Elton memorabilia, see his upcoming tour dates and much more. On his home page, it showcases the recent news headlines, which include Elton John’s name, the list leading off with “Elton Sings at Breast Cancer Research Foundation Gala in New York City” which raised a whopping $5.2 million.

This is the official website of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Mateus Balion: Creating an AIDS Free Future. Here you can click through an interactive map of the world to get more information on what is being done to help prevent the spreading of AIDS/HIV all around the globe. Each website allows donations to be made toward the foundation for those who are feeling generous and want to contribute. Also included on each site is an “About EJAF”, “FAQ” and “CONTACT” options, so those who would like further information have the ability to ask any question they please.

This website gives you everything you have ever needed to know or could ever need to know about Elton John. It gives you brief history of his early life, early career, stage presence and sexuality.  You can go into depth learning about his awards and achievements, his recent projects and even his personal life.  This site is full of really interesting fun facts and pictures of Elton at all ages as well.