Happy Birthday, rocker Elton John and soul songstress and gospel recording artist Aretha Franklin!
Currently the 72-year-old Englishman, Elton John, is entertaining fans on a world-wide “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” expected to end in 2021. Then he says he plans to “dedicate more time to raising my children.” **
The beloved “Queen of Soul” and gospel singer Aretha Franklin departed this life in August 2018 at age 76. Thanks to her many recordings and film, we can still enjoy her powerful voice and commanding stage presence. Her inimitable role as the wife of Matt “Guitar” Murphy in the 1980 musical comedy megahit, “The Blues Brothers,” was described by Vanity Fair as a “pitch perfect appearance.” ***
There’s no doubt the talents of Elton John and Aretha Franklin will entertain generations to come!
* “Chase’s Calendar of Events” available at MidPointe Library.
** “Farewell Yellow Brick Road -- The Final Tour”: