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“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”   ~Maya Angelou

What can I say? It’s Friday! The weekend’s just around the corner……..Let’s groove this Friday with Sir Elton John and welcome the weekend with a little Disney Magic. *Smiles

 

Elton John is a fellow of the British Academy of songwriters, Composers and Authors. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, and is also an inductee into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Having been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1996, Elton John was made a Knight Bachelor by Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services” in 1998.

Along with Tim Rice, Elton John wrote the songs for the 1994 Disney animated film The Lion King. At the 67th Academy Awards ceremony, “The Lion King” soundtrack provided three of the five nominees for the Academy Award for Best Song, which he won with “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life” became hugs hits. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” also won Elton John the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the Awards show.

After the release of the The Lion King soundtrack, the album remained at the top of Billboard 200 for nine weeks. On 10 November 1999, the RIAA certified The Lion King “Diamond” for selling 15 million copies; and on October 9th, 2006 the Walt Disney company named Elton John a Disney Legend for his contributions to Disney’s films and theatrical his works.

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