Music Legend Elton John has been reflecting on his life and career in a wide-ranging interview to coincide with the release of his first and only autobiography, 'Me'.
Writing 'Me' ''So we started at the more frivolous side of things, even though they were quite heady, and I was in the swimming pool trying to kill myself the day before Dodger Stadium.
But it was, you know, craziness.'' Performing ''Even when I was doing a lot of drugs, I still carried on playing music, making music, recording music, because it's been my touchstone of my whole life.
It's electric, I mean it never gets old.'' Memorable Moment ''I would have to say the John Lennon, without question, I mean there have been so many wonderful things that have happened to me on stage.
But him coming out on Thanksgiving 1975 at Madison Square Garden, when he hadn't appeared in New York since Shea Stadium with The Beatles, he had only appeared on stage at the Peace Concert in Toronto.
And he was so nervous he threw up.
And we were doing three songs together.
And he came out to probably the most touching ovation I've ever heard for anyone.'' Health Scare "I was straight into the London clinic, where I was in intensive care for two days and then in hospital for a further nine with an infection that was so strong they had to re-treat me.
I knew I was very ill, but I didn't know I was that near passing, and I was.
And all I could think about was, 'Please I want to see my boys.''' What's Next?
''I don't know what's next, if you read that book, my life has been an extraordinary passage of events.
And serendipity has played a huge part in that.
Played a part in me meeting Bernie, meeting David, having children.
And I don't know what's next and I don't want to know what's next.
A kitten named after John Lennon when he was found on what would have been TheBeatles star’s 80th birthday has adopted the role of big brother to a smallercat called Ringo. Ginger tabby Lennon was named by RSPCA inspector and Beatlesfan Anthony Joynes after he was discovered by students on John Lennon Drive inLiverpool earlier this month. The frightened cat was taken to the RSPCA Wirraland Chester branch to be cared for and has since become inseparable from atiny black and white kitten.
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Late Beatles star and musical legend John Lennon would have been celebratinghis 80th birthday on Friday. The musician, who was shot dead aged 40 in NewYork in 1980, has continued to have an enduring influence on popular culturelong after his murder.
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The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool unveils a set of unseen photos of JohnLennon, taken by Robert Deutsch, in 1974. Plus shots of Lennon's glasses andpiano and quotes from Diane Glover of The Beatles Story.
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A protest against the Pakistani government and army was organised in Canada's Toronto. Baloch activists demanded the release of Shabir Baloch, a critic of China's increasing involvement in the country, especially via the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which runs through Balochistan. The protest was organised on October 4, marking 4 years since Shabir disappeared. The protestors also reportedly demanded an end to Pakistani military occupation of Singh and Pakhtunistan, apart from Balochistan. Watch the full video for more.
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Canadian Baloch rights activists protested against Pakistani atrocities in Balochistan. October 4 commemorates 4 years of disappearance of Baloch student leader, Shabbir Baloch. Shabbir was arrested and disappeared on October 4, 2016 from Awaran, Balochistan. World Sindhi Congress and Pashtun Tahafuz Movement actively participated in the protest. Toronto protest rally demanded an end to atrocities, political abductions and extrajudicial killings in Balochistan. They also demanded to end Pakistani military occupation of Balochistan, Sindh and Pakhtunistan. A Baloch Activist said, "The reason why Pakistani authorities had a problem with Shabbir Baloch his agitation because of his demands that he was asking from the authorities for the rights of Baloch people and Balochistan. He was a strong opponent was China Pakistan Partnership."
A massive anti-China protest was held outside the Chinese Consulate in Canada's Toronto. The protest was organised on the 71st National Day of People's Republic of China. Members of Hong Kong, Tibetan, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Taiwanese and other communities took part in the protest. Members of Indian diaspora in Toronto were also present on Thursday. The protesters chanted 'Free Hong Kong', 'Free Tibet', 'Free Vietnam' among other slogans. During the protest, they also tore the flag of Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The protesters also urged international communities to intervene and take measures to tackle Chinese oppression. A series of anti-China protests have taken place since late June. The protests were also staged in solidarity with India against China's actions in Ladakh. Earlier, protests were also held in Canada's Vancouver and Montreal.
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Elton John details his life and legacy in his new memoir, 'Me', including performing with John Lennon in 1975, using his diary to write his book, and his health scare after picking up a virus in South..
Elton John says Taron Egerton is like 'family' The 72-year-old singer has developed a close bond with Taron, after the Welsh actor played Elton in the biographical drama 'Rocketman' earlier this year,..
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