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“ELTON JOHN LIVE: FAREWELL FROM DODGER STADIUM”: SIR ELTON TAKES HIS FINAL NORTH AMERICAN BOW AT DODGER STADIUM, SEEN LIVE ON DISNEY+.

Los Angeles, Calif.Global superstar Elton John made music history with “Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium,” his final North American concert, which was livestreamed exclusively on Disney+ earlier tonight at 8PM PT/ 4AM GMT.

In one of the greatest send-offs of all time, artists, entertainers and special guests, along with a packed stadium of fans and admirers worldwide, celebrated the music legend’s epic full-circle moment at Dodger Stadium, paying tribute to his 1975 performance that cemented his global success.

(Courtesy: Rocket Entertainment, Fulwell 73 Productions, Disney+):

The three-hour concert event, from Disney Branded Television and produced by Fulwell 73 Productions and Rocket Entertainment, gave Disney+ audiences a front-row seat to his electrifying and legendary performance, which included Bennie and the Jets, Tiny Dancer, I’m Still Standing, Crocodile Rock and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

(Courtesy: Rocket Entertainment, Fulwell 73 Productions, Disney+):

GRAMMYⓇ-winning artists Dua Lipa, Kiki Dee and Brandi Carlile each honored Elton John on stage with duet performances of Cold Heart, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart and Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, respectively.

Attendees and notable guests included Dua Lipa, Kiki Dee, Brandi Carlile, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Taron Egerton, Bernie Taupin, Jude Law, Billie Jean King, H.E.R, Donatella Versace, Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, Miles Teller, Jude Law, Heidi Klum, Joni Mitchell, JoJo Siwa, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Lloyd, Connie Britton, Kirsten Dunst, Jenna Dewan, John Stamos, Lucy Hale, Raven Simone, Sara Gilbert, Sophia Bush, Erick McCormack, Lisa Rinna, Diana Jenkins, Reed Horstmann and more.

As part of Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, presented by Alliance for Lifetime Income, Elton John performed 183 shows across the United States and Canada. His final home stretch at Dodger Stadium on November 17, 19 and 20 was attended in person by more than 140,000 fans. Gucci refashioned his sparkly 1975 Dodger uniform into a robe, and Bob Mackie recreated his iconic Dodger cap.

“Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium” is produced by Fulwell 73 Productions and Rocket Entertainment. Fulwell 73 Productions has executed and captured some of the biggest moments in music history, including Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Party, “Adele: One Night Only,” “Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at The Apollo,” “GRAMMYS®,” and many more. Executive producers for Fulwell 73 Productions are Gabe Turner, Ben Winston, Emma Conway and Sally Wood, who also serves as showrunner. For Rocket Entertainment, Elton John, David Furnish and Luke Lloyd Davies are executive producers. RJ Cutler is executive producer. For Disney Branded Television, Marc Buhaj is vice president, unscripted and nonfiction, and Nicole Silveira is vice president, unscripted.

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About Elton John

Elton’s career achievements to date are unsurpassed in their breadth and longevity. Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time. In the UK and US charts alone he has 1 diamond, 32 platinum or multi-platinum, and 21 gold albums as well as over 70 Top 40 hits. He has sold more than 300 million records worldwide.

He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind 1997”, which sold over 33 million copies. Released in 2017 ‘Diamonds’ the Ultimate Greatest Hits album, became Elton’s 40th UK Top 40 album and has spent over 200 consecutive weeks in the top 75 of the UK album charts, over 110 of these in the top 20, and in August 2022 surpassed the threshold for 1 million combined chart unites in the UK. This release celebrated 50 years of his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. August 2018 saw Elton named as the most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history. At present, he has logged 70 Billboard Hot 100 entries, including nine No. 1s and 28 Top 10s. ‘The Lockdown Sessions’, an album of collaborations recorded in 2020 was released in October 2021 and went straight to number 1 in the UK album Charts, becoming Elton’s 8th UK number 1 album in the process. Its lead single “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) with Dua Lipa” became a bona fide global hit, reaching number 1 in the UK and Australian singles charts. Its success meant that Elton became the first ever solo artist to score a UK Top 10 hit single in 6 consecutive decades. His most recent release, “Hold Me Closer,” featuring Britney Spears debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, providing Elton with his tenth Top 10 hit. The song also climbed to #1 in Australia and Canada, #3 in the UK, and most notable, #1 on iTunes in over 40 countries upon release. In America, Elton John holds the record for longest span between Billboard top 40 hits at 50 years.

Elton announced the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour at New York’s Gotham Hall in January 2018. Encompassing 5 continents, and over 350 dates, this 5-year-long tour started in September 2018 and marks his retirement from touring after more than 50 years on the road. In 2019 it was named Billboard’s Top Rock Tour and Pollstar’s Major Tour Of The Year. To date, Elton has delivered more than 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries since launching his first tour in 1970. 2019 also saw the release of ‘Rocketman’ and global bestselling autobiography, ‘ME’. An epic fantasy musical motion picture of Elton’s life, ‘Rocketman’ has been a commercial and critical hit, taking close to $200m at the box office. It has won an Oscar, two Golden Globe Awards and a Critics’ Choice Award and garnered BAFTA nominations. Its soundtrack was also nominated for a GRAMMY Award.

Among the many awards and honors bestowed upon him are six GRAMMYs, including a GRAMMY Legend award, a Tony and two Oscars, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 13 Ivor Novello Awards between 1973 and 2001 and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services”. Most recently, Elton was awarded the 2021 iHeartRadio “Golden Icon” Award in recognition of his incredible influence on music and pop culture. In February 2022, he topped the inaugural Pollstar Artist Power Index, a weekly rank of the world’s most popular artists based on streaming, touring, airplay, and social media metrics.

In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations and has raised over $515 million to date in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. In June 2019 President Emmanuel Macron presented Elton the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest award, for his lifetime contribution to the arts. Elton was awarded the Companion of Honor in the 2021 New Year Honors list. The highest acknowledgement in the list, Elton became one of only 64 people to hold the honor. September 2019 saw The Royal Mail issue a set of 12 stamps as a tribute to Elton being one of the most popular and enduring music artists of all time. Elton was only the second individual music artist to be featured in a dedicated stamp issue. In July 2020 the Royal Mint released an Elton John commemorative coin, the second in their music legends series to celebrate ‘one of the most successful and enduring artists of all time’. Always a tireless champion of new artists, Elton has been a leading industry voice in lobbying the government for young artists visa-free touring rights in Europe post Brexit.

About Disney+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment . The service offers an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

About Disney Branded Television

Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers, and production and marketing teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies and other programming spanning live-action, animated and unscripted formats. The group helps fuel the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior linear networks with content geared toward kids, tweens, teens and families, with stories that are imaginative, aspirational and reflective of their world and experiences. Recent projects include “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society,” “Growing Up,” and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends,” as well as upcoming “Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium.” Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises, including Peabody Award winners “Doc McStuffins” and “The Owl House”; Emmy® Award winners “Big City Greens,” “Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts,” and “Elena of Avalor”; the beloved “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts plus the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, comprised of more than 100 titles.

About Fulwell 73 Productions

Fulwell 73 Productions is a London- and Los Angeles-based production company making top-quality television programs and motion pictures that both entertain and inform. Born in 2005 from a lifelong friendship between founding partners Ben Winston, Leo Pearlman, Ben Turner and Gabe Turner, Fulwell 73 expanded in 2017 with the addition of partner James Corden.

On the television side, Fulwell 73 produces the AppleTV+ multi-Emmy Award-winning “Carpool Karaoke The Series,” Emmy and Critics Choice Award-winning “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and the hit Hulu series “The Kardashians.” They also produced the Emmy Award-winning CBS special “Adele: One Night Only” and BAFTA-nominated “An Audience with Adele,” for ITV, the Disney+ space series “Among the Stars” and Netflix unscripted series “Sex Unzipped,” hosted by Saweetie. For the second consecutive year Fulwell 73 produced the GRAMMY Awards, the biggest musical celebration on television, and are credited with revitalizing the awards program.

Additional television credits include Amazon documentary “All or Nothing Juventus,” Netflix documentary “Sunderland ‘til I Die,” BBC’s “Jack Whitehall’s Sporting Nation” and BAFTA winning feature doc “Bros: After the Screaming Stops,” Channel 4’s “Auschwitz Untold: In Colour,” the hit “Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special” for BBC One and the UK’s “Stand Up to Cancer” special, which raised more than 31 million pounds.

Los Angeles Life and Style Review

Elton John returns to Dodger Stadium with tributes to friends and fans of a long long time.

Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour in North America draws thousands of fans in epic finale winding up Sunday, live streaming on Disney+.

By Margie Anne Clark

It’s been a long long time, but nearly 50 years after donning his glittering Dodger blues, Elton John and his band proved that the ’70s will never go out of style, much like the 75-year-old icon of sequin and cool himself, as he took to the stage once again at Dodger Stadium during the opening set of his final North American tour in Los Angeles this weekend.

It was a jam night like no other as Sir Elton and his bandmates poured their heart and soul into the rhythm and blues, fused with the familiar glam-rock ‘n’ roll ballads that generations of fans have come to know and love, a masterpiece for all to see.

Excitement and a certain sparkle lit up Dodger Stadium and the world watched his the final North American concert tour stream live on Sunday on Disney+. The opening night, as well as the closing night of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, took fans on a journey through time and space as the Rocket Man himself showed that he’s still standing after all these years as he reflected on his friendships, paying tribute to those who influenced his art. A master showman, his gospel was well received by his fans.

“Without America I wouldn’t be here. I wish you health and prosperity and be kind to each other.” – Elton John

Sir Elton, wearing shimmering Dodger robe and cap, thanked his fans for dressing up, as rows of feathers, sequin, hats, blinking necklaces and rhinestone studded glasses glittered in the night. Filled with emotion, the icon, whose songs traverse the universe of musical genres, also thanked the crowd for still buying his records after all these years.

“This will be my last concert in North America and Canada and the reason is because I want to spend time with my family,” Sir Elton told the crowd as his Dodger robe shimmered in the night, noting that he’d soon be turning 76. “Thank you all for dressing up … well you know what, without America I wouldn’t be here, so I want to thank you. I wish you health and prosperity and be kind to each other.”

The legend then closed with his upbeat and soulful rendition of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road as he took his bow and floated away into the screen, like a painting, into the night.

The legendary singer’s candle will never go out, but with a little luck, lets hope this won’t be his last goodbye along the Yellow Brick Road with all of the love that was felt tonight. – Margie Anne Clark is a Los Angeles based writer.

Elton John returns to Dodger Stadium with tributes to friends and fans of a long long time.

Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour in North America draws thousands of fans in epic finale winding up Sunday, live streaming on Disney+.

By Margie Anne Clark

It’s been a long long time, but nearly 50 years after donning his glittering Dodger blues, Elton John and his band proved that the ’70s will never go out of style, much like the 75-year-old icon of sequin and cool himself, as he took to the stage once again at Dodger Stadium during the opening set of his final North American tour in Los Angeles this weekend. It was a jam night like no other as Sir Elton and his bandmates poured their heart and soul into the rhythm and blues, fused with the familiar glam-rock ‘n’ roll ballads that generations of fans have come to know and love, a masterpiece for all to see.

Excitement and a certain sparkle lit up Dodger Stadium and the world can watch as the final show streams live on Sunday on Disney+. The opening night of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, took fans on a journey through time and space as the Rocket Man himself showed that he’s still standing after all these years as he reflected on his friendships, paying tribute to those who influenced his art. A master showman, his gospel was well received by his fans.

Sir Elton, wearing shimmering Dodger robe and cap, thanked his fans for dressing up, as rows of feathers, sequin, hats, blinking necklaces and rhinestone studded glasses glittered in the night. Filled with emotion, John, whose songs traverse the universe of musical genres, also thanked the crowd for still buying his records after all these years. The legendary singer’s candle will never go out, but with a little luck, lets hope this won’t be his last goodbye along the Yellow Brick Road with all of the love that was felt tonight.

Stay tuned for more coverage and highlights from Elton John’s final bow at Dodger Stadium. Story and photos by Margie Anne Clark, Los Angeles Life and Style.

Margie Anne Clark is a Los Angeles based writer.

Experience the Magic of Disney. Your Full Guide to Disney+

Los Angeles, Calif. – Visiting Disneyland Resort in person is an excellent way for the young and old to see a fun, magical world and forget about day-to-day routines. However, physically going to the theme park may not always be feasible. 

Fortunately, enjoying the magic of Disney can also be done from the comfort of your own home by using the Disney+ (Disney Plus) streaming service, and it only takes one or two hours to savor. Watching it independently or with family members is an excellent choice when interested in discovering some of Hollywood’s most significant works. Viewing shows and movies created by studios in the area can be done conveniently and comfortably using Disney Plus.

What Does Disney Plus Offer?

Getting your family together to watch a Hollywood movie is an excellent way to relax and watch quality content. Using the Disney Plus streaming service allows you to view some of the best flicks and TV shows LA-based movie studios have to offer, and it’s highly affordable. Monthly plans are available at $7.99 per month, and annual plans are offered at $79.99 per year.

One of the advantages of using Disney Plus is its ad-free content. There is also no contract or cable to contend with, and cancellation is allowed at any time. With over 7500 TV episodes and 500 movies available in the on-demand content library, one or more family members should find several suitable choices to watch.

Shows and Movies Available on Disney Plus

Choosing to use Disney Plus allows a family to view content from several different genres available from an extensive library of television episodes and movies. Several shows from LA-based movie studios, such as Hollywood Pictures, Searchlight Pictures, Touchstone Pictures and 20th Century Fox are available for viewing. These Walt Disney Studio subsidiaries and affiliates offer an excellent balance with other great content from notable video entertainment providers like HBO, SHOWTIME, and STARZ.

Using Disney Plus to Stream Content

Using the Disney streaming service is an enjoyable experience, which isn’t surprising considering the time and effort the Disney brand spends on making its products meet a specific user experience. Finding content to watch meeting a user’s expectations can typically be done quickly. Navigating the Disney Plus dashboard can be completed quickly and efficiently using several of the features offered.

Finding a Movie or Show to Watch

Disney Plus offers several different methods to discover fun and exciting shows or movies to watch. One of the first choices is usually to search directly by utilizing the search bar. Using one of the service’s curated lists is also an efficient way to find something to watch, based on the person’s interest, past use, current popularity with other viewers or specific trends. Browsing can be completed by using some of the following criteria:

– Curated List

– Internet Movie Database (IMDB) top-rated content

– Trending

– Emmy Nominees

– Genre

– Channel

Having Fun Watching Disney Plus With Family and Friends

Watching a movie or TV show with family members and friends who may be on the outskirts of LA or farther away may not always be possible to complete in person. Sharing reactions when watching a show is sometimes more enjoyable than the show itself. Utilizing the Disney Plus streaming service allows family and friends who are far apart to get together virtually with a feature known as GroupWatch, allowing everyone to watch through the app together as a group. Stream syncing is available to let everyone join in on the fun. The feature provides space for seven individuals, including a host and as many as four profiles on a single account.

Creating a Watchlist

Whenever a person finds a movie or shows they want to watch but can’t do it immediately, they can place it on their watchlist. Finding the watchlist can be done quickly as it is one of the first lists to pop up on the Disney Plus dashboard, making it easy and efficient to find content appropriate for watching. Clicking on the “+” is all that’s needed to add a show to the list.

Providing Kids Profiles

While Disney Plus has access to several LA-based studios offering movies for adults and children, it also provides several age-appropriate options for children to view. Sectioning off the shows that are more suitable for younger viewers can be done by creating a kids profile. Taking this action is simple as it only involves creating a new profile and switching the option to kids. Doing so limits the content to the following ratings:

– G

– TV-G

– TV-Y

– TV-Y7/Y7-FV

Premier Access and Several Compatible Devices

Disney Plus users can also watch the latest releases from LA-based studios via the Premier Access feature. Paying $29.99 per movie enables subscribers to watch the latest releases before they become available to standard subscribers of the Disney Plus streaming service.

Watching Disney Plus can be completed on several types of devices as the service is highly supported. Making a batch of popcorn and enjoying the latest movie with family and friends from the comfort of home is an excellent way to use this convenient streaming service.

Singer-songwriter A-Zal hits a home run with Marvel Studios, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Music Notes – Los Angeles Life and Style

Los Angeles, Calif. – New York based singer-songwriter A-Zal (aka Atif Afzal) has stepped up his game by bagging a remarkable project each with Marvel Studios, Netflix and Amazon Prime in a single year. Known for his work in the series’ NCIS: Los Angeles and The Twilight Zone, A-Zal’s track was featured in another American television series, Loki. Loki needs no introduction as the season 1, started airing in June 2021, was produced by Marvel Studios and is currently streaming on Disney+. Tom Hiddleston-starrer series is based on the Marvel comics featuring the character of the same name.


In addition to Loki, in his other project, he has sung and produced a song To Pu Dance for the Netflix motion picture film, Resort to Love. Starring Christina Milian with Jay Pharoah and Sinqua Walls, this pop song-filled rom-com is produced by Grammy winner Alicia Keys and will be released on July 29 this year. Putting another feather in the cap is the release of his feature film, Black Bud, on Prime Video – Amazon.

A-Zal has composed three songs and original score of this thriller-drama film releasedonly in the USA and the UK. Talking about his experience on three successive endeavors, A-Zal said, “As an artist, this is quite a bit of an achievement for me.

“I am exuberant my music is featured across feature films, television series, over-the-top content and streaming platforms leaving no stone unturned in my efforts to connect to the global audience. I have a dream to be loved by the world for my voice, and I am glad I am inching closer towards fulfilling that dream of mine.” With this roaring success and the ceaseless passion for music, Atif is currently working on a solo pop album, 17&11 Nights.

A single of the album – I’m Looking Through You – is slated to be released in September this year. This pop album would be Atif’s second album after his solo world music album Celebration! released by BMG, one of the popular record labels around the world, in March 2020.

To say that Atif has worked his magic in the East and the West would be an understatement. Using his versatility and immense knowledge of music styles, Atif has bowled over, both, veteran and independent filmmakers in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin and Australia. “That’s just the first half of the story,” he concludes, “The best is yet to come.”

Music Notes – LA Life and Style