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Sir Elton John The First Time With...

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Sir Elton John shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in January 2016.

He's sold more than 250 million records worldwide, holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time and is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, just behind Elvis Presley and the Beatles.

In an interview recorded as he prepared to release his 33rd studio album, Wonderful Crazy Night, he looked back at his early ragtime influences and how that grew to become an obsession with playing piano and listening to albums. He also talks us through some of the remarkable musical moments in his life - performing with John Lennon at his last ever show and staging Nina Simone's final concert. He also discusses how music helped him through his battle with drug addiction, his appetite for new music and his love for artists such as Blur, John Grant and New Order.

Sir Elton John shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in January 2016.

He's sold more than 250 million records worldwide, holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time and is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, just behind Elvis Presley and the Beatles.

In an interview recorded as he prepared to release his 33rd studio album, Wonderful Crazy Night, he looked back at his early ragtime influences and how that grew to become an obsession with playing piano and listening to albums. He also talks us through some of the remarkable musical moments in his life - performing with John Lennon at his last ever show and staging Nina Simone's final concert. He also discusses how music helped him through his battle with drug addiction, his appetite for new music and his love for artists such as Blur, John Grant and New Order.

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