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. “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.”
Musically: YouTube lands exclusive on archive Elton John concerts. “The series premieres on Friday (3 July) with the stated aim of raising $500k in donations for the Elton John AIDS Foundation Covid-19 Emergency Fund. Each week, a new archive concert will be made available in its entirety, starting with gigs from 1976, 1986, 1989, 1995, 2000 and 2001.”
BBC: New Year Honours: 1,000 addresses published in error. “A list of more than 1,000 addresses of New Years Honours recipients, including those of senior police officers and politicians, has been accidentally published by the government. The file was uploaded to the official website, but has since been removed.” I suspect Elton John is not happy right now.