Bloomberg: Elton John, Celine Dion Come Out For ‘Stand Up For Ukraine’ Social Media Rally

Bloomberg: Elton John, Celine Dion Come Out For ‘Stand Up For Ukraine’ Social Media Rally. “Celebrities from Elton John to Celine Dion took part of a social media rally on April 8 to raise funds for the millions of people displaced by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. International advocacy group Global Citizen organized the ‘Stand Up For Ukraine’ rally in advance of a pledging event for world leaders and corporations hosted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Warsaw on April 9.”

USA Today: Elton John tests positive for COVID-19, postpones his Dallas concerts

USA Today: Elton John tests positive for COVID-19, postpones his Dallas concerts. “Elton John’s recently revived Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is hitting pause this week as the singer has tested positive for COVID-19. John, who turns 75 in March, canceled his goodbye shows Tuesday and Wednesday at Dallas’ American Airlines Center and will reschedule the dates. The shows were originally scheduled for June 2020, but postponed during the first wave of the pandemic.”

YouTube Hosting Competition to Make Elton John Video

Huh. YouTube is hosting a competition to make a video for an Elton John song. “Like many legendary musicians, Elton John didn’t get music videos for some of his best-known songs — they simply came too soon for the likes of MTV. Thanks to the internet, however, he’s getting a second chance. YouTube is backing a competition, Elton John: The Cut, that challenges you to brainstorm an official music video treatment for ‘Bennie and the Jets,’ ‘Rocket Man,’ or ‘Tiny Dancer.’”