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'Elton John - Someone Like Me'
(Elton John, et al / DVD / NR / (2005) 2007 / Eagle Media)

Overview: He was 23 before he became a star. Shy, chubby and bespectacled, he was already losing his hair. Hardly a rock icon. In the course of a year he had adopted an outrageous stage persona and became a rock sensation. With over 200 million albums sold, including seven consecutive chart toppers, Sir Elton John is one of the most successful recording artists of all time.

DVD Verdict: A prolific songwriter and a flamboyant performer, Elton John had 30 different hits on the top 40 charts between 1970 and 1982. His theatrical stage appearances, with John changing into a succession of elaborate costumes and outlandish spectacles, helped make him a pop megastar. "The greatest thing about Rock and Roll is that someone like me can be a star," is the Elton John quote from which the film takes its name ... and to his mind he truly means it!

The film follows the ups as well as the downs of the career of the British singer-songwriter. Among the dozens of top-selling and Grammy Award-winning pop songs he has penned include "Your Song," "Tiny Dancer," "Someone Saved My Life Tonight," "Daniel," "Rocket Man," "Candle in the Wind," "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me," "Bennie and the Jets," "I'm Still Standing" and many more.

Quite arguably on the most successful musicans of all time, Elton Hercules John has entertained audiences around the globe for well over three decades. Elton is a large part of the AIDS research in the world. He has his own organization/foundation dedicated to the cause. Elton has been hitting the charts for over thirty years. He has set many presidents in the music world and paved the way for many of the stars that proceeded him.

'Elton John: Someone Like Me' documents the remarkable career of the internationally renowned singer, pianist, showman, and songwriter. Tracing his modest beginnings as a teenager, and following him through his meteoric rise to the top thanks to a seemingly ceaselessly string of pop hits in the seventies, this documentary utilizes archival footage as well as interviews with John's friends and contemporaries. It is a very informative, interesting, and extremely authoritative documentary that follows the rocky road set out upon by the boy from Pinner, UK. So, go buy this DVD and journey through life's troubled times that surrounded the most unpredictable of drama queens, Sir Elton John. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs, but does not come with any Special Features.