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Elton John: mangodebango:Diana Ross, Elton John & Cher, 1970′s.
Elton John: mangodebango:Diana Ross, Elton John & Cher, 1970′s.

mangodebango:Diana Ross, Elton John & Cher, 1970′s.

Elton John: "Freddie didn't announce publicly that he had AIDS until the day before he died in 1991. Although he was flamboyant onstage-an electric front man on par with Bowie and Jagger-he was an intensely private man offstage. But Freddie told me he had AIDS soon after he was diagnosed in 1987.I was devastated. I'd seen what the disease had done to so many of my other friends. I knew exactly what it was going to do to Freddie. As did he. He knew death, agonizing death, was coming. But Freddie was incredibly courageous. He kept up appearances, he kept performing with Queen, and he kept being the funny, outrageous, and profoundly generous person he had always been. As Freddie deteriorated in the late 1980s and early '90s, it was almost too much to bear. It broke my heart to see this absolute light unto the world ravaged by AIDS. By the end, his body was covered with Kaposi's sarcoma lesions. He was almost blind. He was too wealk to even stand. By all rights, Freddie should have spent those final days concerned only with his own comfort. But that wasn't who he was. He truly lived for others. Freddie had passed on November 24, 1991, and weelks after the funeral, I was still grieving. On Christmas Day, I learned that Freddie had left me one final testament to his selflessness. I was moping about when a friend showed up at my door and handed me something wrapped in a pillowcase. I opened it up, and inside was a painting by one of my favorite artists, the British painter Henry Scott Tuke. And there was a note from Freddie. Years before Freddie and I had developed pet names for each other, our drag-queen alter egos. I was Sharon, and he was Melina. Freddie's note read, "Dear Sharon, thought you'd like this. Love, Melina. Happy Christmas." I was overcome, forty-four years old at the time, crying like a child. Here was this beautiful man, dying from AIDS, and in his final days, he had somehow managed to find me a lovely Christmas present. As sad as that moment was, it's often the one I think about when I remember Freddie, because it captures the character of the man. In death, he reminded me of what made him so special in life." -Sir Elton John Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End ofAIDS soundsof71: Elton John on Freddie Mercury.  (I’m not posting this less to correct the timeline portrayed in Bohemian Rhapsody, which I mostly really enjoyed, than simply to share a beautiful story that shines light on who Freddie actually was, up to the very end.)
Elton John: "Freddie didn't announce publicly that he had AIDS
 until the day before he died in 1991. Although he was
 flamboyant onstage-an electric front man on par with
 Bowie and Jagger-he was an intensely private man
 offstage. But Freddie told me he had AIDS soon after he
 was diagnosed in 1987.I was devastated. I'd seen what
 the disease had done to so many of my other friends. I
 knew exactly what it was going to do to Freddie. As did
 he. He knew death, agonizing death, was coming. But
 Freddie was incredibly courageous. He kept up
 appearances, he kept performing with Queen, and he
 kept being the funny, outrageous, and profoundly
 generous person he had always been.
 As Freddie deteriorated in the late 1980s and early
 '90s, it was almost too much to bear. It broke my heart to
 see this absolute light unto the world ravaged by AIDS.
 By the end, his body was covered with Kaposi's sarcoma
 lesions. He was almost blind. He was too wealk to even
 stand.

 By all rights, Freddie should have spent those final
 days concerned only with his own comfort. But that
 wasn't who he was. He truly lived for others. Freddie had
 passed on November 24, 1991, and weelks after the
 funeral, I was still grieving. On Christmas Day, I learned
 that Freddie had left me one final testament to his
 selflessness. I was moping about when a friend showed
 up at my door and handed me something wrapped in a
 pillowcase. I opened it up, and inside was a painting by
 one of my favorite artists, the British painter Henry Scott
 Tuke. And there was a note from Freddie. Years before
 Freddie and I had developed pet names for each other,
 our drag-queen alter egos. I was Sharon, and he was
 Melina. Freddie's note read, "Dear Sharon, thought
 you'd like this. Love, Melina. Happy Christmas."
 I was overcome, forty-four years old at the time,
 crying like a child. Here was this beautiful man, dying
 from AIDS, and in his final days, he had somehow
 managed to find me a lovely Christmas present. As sad as
 that moment was, it's often the one I think about when I
 remember Freddie, because it captures the character of
 the man. In death, he reminded me of what made him so
 special in life."
 -Sir Elton John
 Love is the Cure:
 On Life, Loss, and the End ofAIDS
soundsof71:

Elton John on Freddie Mercury. 
(I’m not posting this less to correct the timeline portrayed in Bohemian Rhapsody, which I mostly really enjoyed, than simply to share a beautiful story that shines light on who Freddie actually was, up to the very end.)

soundsof71: Elton John on Freddie Mercury.  (I’m not posting this less to correct the timeline portrayed in Bohemian Rhapsody, which I m...

Elton John: "Freddie didn't announce publicly that he had AIDS until the day before he died in 1991. Although he was flamboyant onstage-an electric front man on par with Bowie and Jagger-he was an intensely private man offstage. But Freddie told me he had AIDS soon after he was diagnosed in 1987.I was devastated. I'd seen what the disease had done to so many of my other friends. I knew exactly what it was going to do to Freddie. As did he. He knew death, agonizing death, was coming. But Freddie was incredibly courageous. He kept up appearances, he kept performing with Queen, and he kept being the funny, outrageous, and profoundly generous person he had always been. As Freddie deteriorated in the late 1980s and early '90s, it was almost too much to bear. It broke my heart to see this absolute light unto the world ravaged by AIDS. By the end, his body was covered with Kaposi's sarcoma lesions. He was almost blind. He was too wealk to even stand. By all rights, Freddie should have spent those final days concerned only with his own comfort. But that wasn't who he was. He truly lived for others. Freddie had passed on November 24, 1991, and weelks after the funeral, I was still grieving. On Christmas Day, I learned that Freddie had left me one final testament to his selflessness. I was moping about when a friend showed up at my door and handed me something wrapped in a pillowcase. I opened it up, and inside was a painting by one of my favorite artists, the British painter Henry Scott Tuke. And there was a note from Freddie. Years before Freddie and I had developed pet names for each other, our drag-queen alter egos. I was Sharon, and he was Melina. Freddie's note read, "Dear Sharon, thought you'd like this. Love, Melina. Happy Christmas." I was overcome, forty-four years old at the time, crying like a child. Here was this beautiful man, dying from AIDS, and in his final days, he had somehow managed to find me a lovely Christmas present. As sad as that moment was, it's often the one I think about when I remember Freddie, because it captures the character of the man. In death, he reminded me of what made him so special in life." -Sir Elton John Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End ofAIDS soundsof71: Elton John on Freddie Mercury.  (I’m not posting this less to correct the timeline portrayed in Bohemian Rhapsody, which I mostly really enjoyed, than simply to share a beautiful story that shines light on who Freddie actually was, up to the very end.)
Elton John: "Freddie didn't announce publicly that he had AIDS
 until the day before he died in 1991. Although he was
 flamboyant onstage-an electric front man on par with
 Bowie and Jagger-he was an intensely private man
 offstage. But Freddie told me he had AIDS soon after he
 was diagnosed in 1987.I was devastated. I'd seen what
 the disease had done to so many of my other friends. I
 knew exactly what it was going to do to Freddie. As did
 he. He knew death, agonizing death, was coming. But
 Freddie was incredibly courageous. He kept up
 appearances, he kept performing with Queen, and he
 kept being the funny, outrageous, and profoundly
 generous person he had always been.
 As Freddie deteriorated in the late 1980s and early
 '90s, it was almost too much to bear. It broke my heart to
 see this absolute light unto the world ravaged by AIDS.
 By the end, his body was covered with Kaposi's sarcoma
 lesions. He was almost blind. He was too wealk to even
 stand.

 By all rights, Freddie should have spent those final
 days concerned only with his own comfort. But that
 wasn't who he was. He truly lived for others. Freddie had
 passed on November 24, 1991, and weelks after the
 funeral, I was still grieving. On Christmas Day, I learned
 that Freddie had left me one final testament to his
 selflessness. I was moping about when a friend showed
 up at my door and handed me something wrapped in a
 pillowcase. I opened it up, and inside was a painting by
 one of my favorite artists, the British painter Henry Scott
 Tuke. And there was a note from Freddie. Years before
 Freddie and I had developed pet names for each other,
 our drag-queen alter egos. I was Sharon, and he was
 Melina. Freddie's note read, "Dear Sharon, thought
 you'd like this. Love, Melina. Happy Christmas."
 I was overcome, forty-four years old at the time,
 crying like a child. Here was this beautiful man, dying
 from AIDS, and in his final days, he had somehow
 managed to find me a lovely Christmas present. As sad as
 that moment was, it's often the one I think about when I
 remember Freddie, because it captures the character of
 the man. In death, he reminded me of what made him so
 special in life."
 -Sir Elton John
 Love is the Cure:
 On Life, Loss, and the End ofAIDS
soundsof71:

Elton John on Freddie Mercury. 
(I’m not posting this less to correct the timeline portrayed in Bohemian Rhapsody, which I mostly really enjoyed, than simply to share a beautiful story that shines light on who Freddie actually was, up to the very end.)

soundsof71: Elton John on Freddie Mercury.  (I’m not posting this less to correct the timeline portrayed in Bohemian Rhapsody, which I m...

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Elton John: coolkidsofhistory:Elton John, Diana Ross and Cher at the Rock Music Awards, 1975
Elton John: coolkidsofhistory:Elton John, Diana Ross and Cher at the Rock Music Awards, 1975

coolkidsofhistory:Elton John, Diana Ross and Cher at the Rock Music Awards, 1975

Elton John: ALL SONGS PRODUCED BY: KANYE WEST Except Tracks 10 & 36 1. Intro feat. Free of 106 & Park 2. Live From Irving Plaza, NY- Talib Kweli/ Kanye West/ Mos Det 3. Guess Who's Back? Freestyle- 50 Cent 4. Jesus Walks (snippet). Kanye West 5. Through The Wire (Still Standing) feat. Chaka Khan/ Elton John 6. 2 Words. Kanye West feat. Mos Det/ Freeway/ Harlem Boys choir 7. Show Go On. Freeway/ Twista 8. Champions. Dame Dash presents Kanye West/ Young Chris Beanie Sigel/ Cam'Ron/ Twista 9. Live From Tweeter Center, IL Jay Z/ Kanye West 10. The Bounce- Jay Z feat. Kanye West 11. Poppin' Tags Jay Z feat. Twista/ Outkast 12. A Million Freestyle- Kanye West 13. '03 Bonnie & Clyde Jay Z feat. Beyonce Knowles 14. BR Right- Trina feat. Ludacris 15. Brown Sugar- Mos Def 16. Good To You- Talib Kweli 17. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly- Consequence/ Kanye w 18. Dead Or Alive- Cam Ron 19. Takeover Freestyle Cam'Ron 20. Got Nowhere State Property 21. Poppa Was A Playa- Nas 22. Home- Kanye West 23. Reebok Commercial- Scarface 24. Heaven- Scarface feat. Kelly Price 25. In Cold Blood- Scarface 26. My Way Kanye West These are the songs from my tatoo: 27. You Made Me- Harlem World feat. Carl Thomas 28. My Life Foxy Brown 29. Ghetto- Madd Rapper feat. Raekwon/ Carl Thon 30. The Truth Beanie Sigel 31. This Can't Be Life. Jay Z 32. Nothing Like It- Beanie Sigel feat. Harlem Boys' C 33. Izzo (H.o.V.A.) Unplugged Version- Jay Z 34. Heart of The City (Ain't No Love) Unplugged Ve 35. Never Chage Jay Z feat. Kanye West 36. My Life, My Love GLC of the GoGetters ROC A FELLA RECORDS produced by Timbaland produced by Devon Ha EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: KANYE WEST for Kanma Co Execs: John Monopoly for Hustle. & Don C. for H Hustie ixed By Mustafa Rocks & Vaughn Woods for 87emP HUSTLE
Elton John: ALL SONGS PRODUCED BY: KANYE WEST
 Except Tracks 10 & 36
 1. Intro feat. Free of 106 & Park
 2. Live From Irving Plaza, NY- Talib Kweli/ Kanye West/ Mos Det
 3. Guess Who's Back? Freestyle- 50 Cent
 4. Jesus Walks (snippet). Kanye West
 5. Through The Wire (Still Standing) feat. Chaka Khan/ Elton John
 6. 2 Words. Kanye West feat. Mos Det/ Freeway/ Harlem Boys choir
 7. Show Go On. Freeway/ Twista
 8. Champions. Dame Dash presents Kanye West/ Young Chris
 Beanie Sigel/ Cam'Ron/ Twista
 9. Live From Tweeter Center, IL Jay Z/ Kanye West
 10. The Bounce- Jay Z feat. Kanye West
 11. Poppin' Tags Jay Z feat. Twista/ Outkast
 12. A Million Freestyle- Kanye West
 13. '03 Bonnie & Clyde Jay Z feat. Beyonce Knowles
 14. BR Right- Trina feat. Ludacris
 15. Brown Sugar- Mos Def
 16. Good To You- Talib Kweli
 17. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly- Consequence/ Kanye w
 18. Dead Or Alive- Cam Ron
 19. Takeover Freestyle Cam'Ron
 20. Got Nowhere State Property
 21. Poppa Was A Playa- Nas
 22. Home- Kanye West
 23. Reebok Commercial- Scarface
 24. Heaven- Scarface feat. Kelly Price
 25. In Cold Blood- Scarface
 26. My Way Kanye West
 These are the songs from my tatoo:
 27. You Made Me- Harlem World feat. Carl Thomas
 28. My Life Foxy Brown
 29. Ghetto- Madd Rapper feat. Raekwon/ Carl Thon
 30. The Truth Beanie Sigel
 31. This Can't Be Life. Jay Z
 32. Nothing Like It- Beanie Sigel feat. Harlem Boys' C
 33. Izzo (H.o.V.A.) Unplugged Version- Jay Z
 34. Heart of The City (Ain't No Love) Unplugged Ve
 35. Never Chage Jay Z feat. Kanye West
 36. My Life, My Love GLC of the GoGetters
 ROC A FELLA
 RECORDS
 produced by Timbaland produced by Devon Ha
 EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: KANYE WEST for Kanma
 Co Execs: John Monopoly for Hustle. & Don C. for H
 Hustie
 ixed By Mustafa Rocks & Vaughn Woods for 87emP
 HUSTLE
Elton John: coolkidsofhistory:Elton John, Diana Ross and Cher at the Rock Music Awards, 1975
Elton John: coolkidsofhistory:Elton John, Diana Ross and Cher at the Rock Music Awards, 1975

coolkidsofhistory:Elton John, Diana Ross and Cher at the Rock Music Awards, 1975

Elton John: APPROVED Y THE OMICS DE 3 MARCH 2017 FREE EVERY FRIDAY ED SHILERANIA SUPER EDS LAD2 ON EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MUSICS BO WONDER! AFRAID TO ASK 50 THINGS YoU PROBABLY DIDNT KNOW ED SSHEERAN ABOUT フ、 CHARFSLATING SINGER-SONGHRITER WEMBLEYCONQUERING SOLO ARTIST AND BARBIE DOLL OWNER? AS ED SHEERAN RELEASES NEW ALBUM WE DG OUT A HALF CENTURY OF NUGGETS SURPRISING SUPERSTAR ART BY BUTCHER BILLY WORDS B HARK BEAUNONT HE NAMES HIS GUITARS They a Keith, Nigeland the one that does battle WITH THE STARS I had Van Momison take me for oyd HE TOOK THE SWEARING OFF 'X BECAUSE A CAB DRIVER TOLD HIM TO breakfast and tell me he loved me, he told Radio X. "And I've had Eric Clapton come to my house for dinner- I've gone to his house for dinner and he tells me that he likes my music. HE MISSED THE NORTHERN LIGHTS BECAUSE HE'D BOILED HIS FOOT We all know about the scar he X' originally had the odd expletive dotted about, explicit lyrics out after a taxi driver convinced me to do it for hia daughter," Sheeran revealed. when His dad John is an art historian, his mum managed to melt the skin off his foot when he lrmogen designs jewe llery and his brother Matthew 25th birthday. They were like, Don't walk over there!' Then I just slipped," he told the Vodafone Big Top40. l couldn't walk for a couple of months... It was disgusting when they put the skin graft on. The skin has to heal over it. It was bad. ED'S CAT HAS MORE TWITTER FOLLOWERS THAN YOU AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS PUT TOGETHER In 2014, Sheeran created a Twitter account for his kitten, Graham, whonotched up 71,000 followers almost ovemight by sitting on a guitar, demanding HIS MUSIC IS A PASSION-KILLER FOR HIS COUSIN milk and proudly telling the worild every time he She's not tbo keen, Sheeran told Shoboy radio. She gets brought back and wooed by guys, they put me on to set the mood and she goes: 1'm not shat the bed. Follow him &GrahamShizza HIS SECOND ALBUM Purrn outloud 9onna get off to my cousin. LEAKED AND NO ONE NOTICED DRUM 'N' BASS ICON GOLDIE IS HIS FINANCIAL ADVISOR unexpectedły, Sheeran feared he'd blown his big comeback. Exceptno one could tell they were his songs and the leak went by virtually unnoticed. As soon as stuff started to go well," Sheeran revealed, "Goldie rang me up and goes, 'don't bea HE PREVIEWED NEW ALBUMTO HALF HE ONCE RECEIVED A HAIR CAKE FROM A FAN OF WESTEROS Game Of Thrones lot were at," he told Radio1 They allendedup back at my house. I'd never met some of them before and said: Do you want never eat the edible gifts. As Sheeran found to his cost when he cut into a cake sent to him by a fan, onty to find it was full of hair. 15 HE HAS A PLAN TO ESCAPE wWiII CLAIMING THE IRCN THRONE HIMSELF about gaining New Zealand citizenship because, been trying toget Sheeran to make a cameo appearance, following in the footsteps of Coldplay drummer Will Champion and Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody. But schedules were against him. "Every time they shoot I'm on tour," he told The Sun. be bothered to come that far to invade HE HE HAS COLOURS FOR ALL OF HIS SONGS he's said. "You Need Me, I Don't Need You BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH WOULDN'T DANCE IN HIS VIDEO The for HE'S A SECOND COUSIN OF GORDON BURNS, PRESENTE OF '80S GAME SHOW THE KRYPTON FACTOR I only found out when I played Manchester Apollo," he told the Guardian. "That 's when I met him. I'm second cousins with about 100 people Sing' but his US agent vetoeditas, according to Sheeran, It's not right for him right now. ELTON JOHN MADE HIM RELEASE 'SING Initially the uncharacteristically upbeat HE ALMOST CHANGED HIS NAME TO REDWARD R&B track, co-written with Pharrell Williams, wasn't going to be on 'x' at all, until Elton John He ment fresh start. His choice? "Redward. Edward with an office and told him: That's your first single." HE DOESN'T ANSWER HE'SA FRESH UNKNOWN NUMBER' PHONE CALLS PRINCE FANATIC It's because he received "quite a few death threats" when he first made waves in 2011 the rap from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air into his songs onstage, it's just a hint of his obsession with Will Smith's '90s show- he's even had a tattoo in honour ot it. Although, that said, Sheeran has had HE'S ANTI- SMARTPHONE re. travelling the world to visit countries he'd toured but never seen very much of, he ditched his iPhone and never wanted to go back to it. lenjoy life without a phone - it's a lot less hassle, he said. HE SPENT A WEEK SLEEPING ON THE CIRCLE LINE HE ONCE GOT A BARBIE DOLL FOR HIS BIRTHDAY For a week during his much talked-about homeless years in London, Sheeran would finish gigs, stay up drinking into the early hours, wait until 5am for the tube to open and then get four hours It was a gift from his brother. He definitely didnt it. not. HE WAS BORN TO SOUNDTRACK THE HOBBIT BUCKINGHAM PALACE Well, in a stone archway outsice handily fitted with a heating vent. Three years latet he'd made it inside the palace, playing to When' Sheeranwas asked to write a song for Peter The Hobbit: The Desolation Of the Queen at her Diamond Jubilee party. HE OBSESSIVELY TRACKS HIS SALES grandfather's first edition of the novel was the PETER JACKSON STRAPPED HIM TO A PLANE Sheeran leaps online to check how the publicity has affected his sales. "It's just because I've never been good at anything betore, he told The Bg at s As soon as he got the call about The Hobbit fronm Jackson, Sheeran raced from a wedding in lbiza to Wellington, New Zealand, where the director keeps his collection of WWl airplanes. "He strapped me to the front of one of them and flew me around, Sheeran told Entertainment Tonight. academic award. This is the only thing in my life that I can win at. Unless Acele's about, obviously. HE WAS DISCOVERED BY JAMIE FOXX The first of Sheeran's numerous NANDO'S MADE A SAUCE FOR HIM big breaks came when he lanced a slot on Jamie Foxx's radio show in LA. He ended up hanging out in Foxx's Hollywood mansion as the major what's believed to be a mythical Nando's black card, allowing him free food from theirrestaurants whenever he likes, the peri-peri chicken chain went one furtherand created a special 'Ed's Peri-Peri HE COULD NAIL STRICTLY teachers on tour with him for thre weeks and spent five hours a day practising for the Thinking PIZZA EXPRESS MADE HIM A TRIBUTE PIZZA For his 26th birthday, Pizza Express 1.5 billion YouTube views. HE'S CONSIDERING MAKING, AN ACOUSTIC RECORD made from Calabrese ingredients. HIS VIDEO FOR 'THE A-TEAM' COST £20 th album titles, the next will have to be- which he's thought about making a stripped-back affair on ction HE'S TATTOO BROS WITH HARRY STYLES HE CAN FIT A LOT OF STUFF IN HIS MOUTH A video of a teenage Sheeran online Hard-nut Sheeran went for the full portrait while soft-boy S tyles just had the name done. Maltesers in his mouth before gagging. HARRY STYLES IS BLACKMAILING HIM HIS TEENAGE YEARS WERE TOUGH He has a video of a young eardrum, a squint, a stutter and a port-wine he's threatened to publish if Sheeran upsets him HE'S A GREAT DATE Heonce flew halfway around the world to spendan afternoon ROBBIE WILLIAMS WORRIES ABOUT HIM room for an agony uncle session. "He chatted to me for two hours, Sheeran told New Zealand's FVM radio station. "Really intense chatting, like, Are you OK? Are you doing any drugs? How's the stress level? How are relationships? HE WROTE A SONG AT A FUNERAL Afire Love' from 'x was dedicated to his Irish Catholic grandfather who suffered fromm Alzheimer's for 20 years before his death in 2013 Sheeran finished writing the song at his funeral. E'S BEEN IN TWO SITCOMS AND A SOAP They are: New Zealand comedy Shortland Street, US sitcom Undate able and HIS ACTING NEEDED SPECIAL HELP In the film Bridget Jones's Baby, actor Sarah Solemani wanted him to look more taken aback during their scene, so she surprised him by stripping off and dancing in her underwear HE HELPS PEOPLE HAVE SEX A cousin of mine went on a girls JORDAN FROM RIZZLE KICKS A ROLEX FOR HIS BIRTHDAY trip,"Sheeran's said. They were in a bar and a came up saying, Do you wanna come back on the radio - my name's to mine? Ive got a song Ed Sheeran.' Apparently it works for him. There's loads of ginger people who are having a lot of fun. I'm not hating on it - we're finally getting laid! HIS BODY IS HE MADE A FANTASTIC GINGERBREAD MAN AT HALLOWEEN OF HIS CAREER Almost all of Sheeran's many tattoos have some link to his career thus far. One inking marks his first single The A-Team', another his single Bloodstream'. He even has a Lego head tattoo as a nod to Lego House', but sadly no full-face portrait of Rupert Grint on his arse. Before he named his record label Gingerbread, Sheeran had dressed as the Gingerbread Man from Shrekon Halloween in 2013 HE'S WRITTEN A SONG ABOUT AN A-LIST LOVE TRIANGLE HE WAS GQ'S WORST DRESSED MAN IN 2013 I still wear skater hoodies, jeans Don't', from Sheeran's second studio albumx is alleged to be about him, Ellie Goulding and One Direction's Niall Horan. Ed himself told Fuse andskater shoes," he told the men's style mag. the song opened up a door that I probably shouldn't have opened up... I just won'tsay who it's about because... I mean everyone, everyone HE'S WORKING TO A 15-ALBUM MAXIMUM PROFIT PLAN The first five EPs, then the first album +, then 'x and now 밝 There'll be two more in this series of five albums and then five more after that, he's explained. "My benchmark for the second album was Coldplay. This album ], it's Springsteen. l do have numerical targets. I did 14 million of x' and I want to do 20 million of It's the best album I could have made so why not want to win? Why notwant to sell 20 million?" HE'S WRITTEN FOR EVERYONE AND THEIR DOG You'll be aware of his writing credits for One Direction and Taylor Swift, but Sheeran has also penned songs for The Weeknd, Jessie Ware, Rudimental, Usher, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, Hillsry Duff, Robbie Williams, Ollty Murs. NME ginger-food-lover-ed: Ed Sheeran | NME March 2017 [÷]
Elton John: APPROVED
 Y THE
 OMICS
 DE
 3 MARCH 2017
 FREE EVERY FRIDAY
 ED SHILERANIA SUPER EDS
 LAD2 ON
 EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT
 MUSICS BO WONDER!
 AFRAID TO ASK

 50
 THINGS YoU
 PROBABLY
 DIDNT KNOW
 ED
 SSHEERAN
 ABOUT
 フ、
 CHARFSLATING
 SINGER-SONGHRITER
 WEMBLEYCONQUERING
 SOLO ARTIST AND
 BARBIE DOLL OWNER?
 AS ED SHEERAN
 RELEASES NEW ALBUM
 WE DG OUT A HALF
 CENTURY OF NUGGETS
 SURPRISING SUPERSTAR
 ART BY BUTCHER BILLY
 WORDS B HARK BEAUNONT

 HE NAMES HIS GUITARS
 They a
 Keith, Nigeland the one that does battle
 WITH THE STARS
 I had Van Momison take me for
 oyd
 HE TOOK THE SWEARING
 OFF 'X BECAUSE A CAB
 DRIVER TOLD HIM TO
 breakfast and tell me he loved me, he told
 Radio X. "And I've had Eric Clapton come to my
 house for dinner- I've gone to his house for dinner
 and he tells me that he likes my music.
 HE MISSED THE
 NORTHERN LIGHTS
 BECAUSE HE'D
 BOILED HIS FOOT
 We all know about the scar he
 X' originally had the odd expletive dotted about,
 explicit lyrics out after a taxi driver convinced
 me to do it for hia daughter," Sheeran revealed.
 when
 His dad John is an art historian, his mum
 managed to melt the skin off his foot when he
 lrmogen designs jewe llery and his brother Matthew
 25th birthday. They were like, Don't walk over
 there!' Then I just slipped," he told the Vodafone
 Big Top40. l couldn't walk for a couple of
 months... It was disgusting when they put the skin
 graft on. The skin has to heal over it. It was bad.
 ED'S CAT HAS MORE
 TWITTER FOLLOWERS
 THAN YOU AND ALL
 YOUR FRIENDS PUT TOGETHER
 In 2014, Sheeran created a Twitter account for his
 kitten, Graham, whonotched up 71,000 followers
 almost ovemight by sitting on a guitar, demanding
 HIS MUSIC IS A
 PASSION-KILLER
 FOR HIS COUSIN
 milk and proudly telling the worild every time he
 She's not tbo keen, Sheeran told Shoboy radio.
 She gets brought back and wooed by guys, they
 put me on to set the mood and she goes: 1'm not
 shat the bed. Follow him &GrahamShizza
 HIS SECOND ALBUM
 Purrn
 outloud 9onna get off to my cousin.
 LEAKED AND NO
 ONE NOTICED
 DRUM 'N' BASS
 ICON GOLDIE IS HIS
 FINANCIAL ADVISOR
 unexpectedły, Sheeran feared he'd blown his big
 comeback. Exceptno one could tell they were his
 songs and the leak went by virtually unnoticed.
 As soon as stuff started to go well," Sheeran
 revealed, "Goldie rang me up and goes, 'don't bea
 HE PREVIEWED NEW
 ALBUMTO HALF
 HE ONCE RECEIVED A
 HAIR CAKE FROM A FAN
 OF WESTEROS
 Game Of Thrones lot were at," he told Radio1
 They allendedup back at my house. I'd never
 met some of them before and said: Do you want
 never eat the edible gifts. As Sheeran found
 to his cost when he cut into a cake sent to him
 by a fan, onty to find it was full of hair.
 15
 HE HAS A PLAN
 TO ESCAPE wWiII
 CLAIMING THE IRCN
 THRONE HIMSELF
 about gaining New Zealand citizenship because,
 been trying toget Sheeran to make a cameo
 appearance, following in the footsteps of Coldplay
 drummer Will Champion and Snow Patrol's Gary
 Lightbody. But schedules were against him. "Every
 time they shoot I'm on tour," he told The Sun.
 be bothered to come that far to invade
 HE
 HE HAS COLOURS FOR
 ALL OF HIS SONGS
 he's said. "You Need Me, I Don't Need You
 BENEDICT
 CUMBERBATCH
 WOULDN'T DANCE
 IN HIS VIDEO
 The
 for
 HE'S A SECOND
 COUSIN OF GORDON
 BURNS, PRESENTE
 OF '80S GAME SHOW THE
 KRYPTON FACTOR
 I only found out when I played Manchester
 Apollo," he told the Guardian. "That 's when I met
 him. I'm second cousins with about 100 people
 Sing' but his US agent vetoeditas, according to
 Sheeran, It's not right for him right now.
 ELTON JOHN MADE
 HIM RELEASE 'SING
 Initially the uncharacteristically upbeat
 HE ALMOST CHANGED
 HIS NAME TO REDWARD
 R&B track, co-written with Pharrell Williams,
 wasn't going to be on 'x' at all, until Elton John
 He
 ment
 fresh start. His choice? "Redward. Edward with an
 office and told him: That's your first single."

 HE DOESN'T ANSWER
 HE'SA FRESH
 UNKNOWN NUMBER'
 PHONE CALLS
 PRINCE FANATIC
 It's because he received "quite a few death
 threats" when he first made waves in 2011
 the rap from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air into his
 songs onstage, it's just a hint of his obsession with
 Will Smith's '90s show- he's even had a tattoo in
 honour ot it. Although, that said, Sheeran has had
 HE'S ANTI-
 SMARTPHONE
 re.
 travelling the world to visit countries he'd toured
 but never seen very much of, he ditched his iPhone
 and never wanted to go back to it. lenjoy life
 without a phone - it's a lot less hassle, he said.
 HE SPENT A WEEK
 SLEEPING ON THE
 CIRCLE LINE
 HE ONCE GOT
 A BARBIE DOLL
 FOR HIS BIRTHDAY
 For a week during his much talked-about homeless
 years in London, Sheeran would finish gigs, stay
 up drinking into the early hours, wait until 5am
 for the tube to open and then get four hours
 It was a gift from his brother. He definitely didnt
 it.
 not.
 HE WAS BORN TO
 SOUNDTRACK
 THE HOBBIT
 BUCKINGHAM PALACE
 Well, in a stone archway outsice
 handily fitted with a heating vent. Three years
 latet he'd made it inside the palace, playing to
 When' Sheeranwas asked to write a song for Peter
 The Hobbit: The Desolation Of
 the Queen at her Diamond Jubilee party.
 HE OBSESSIVELY
 TRACKS HIS SALES
 grandfather's first edition of the novel was the
 PETER JACKSON
 STRAPPED HIM
 TO A PLANE
 Sheeran leaps online to check how the publicity
 has affected his sales. "It's just because I've never
 been good at anything betore, he told The Bg
 at s
 As soon as he got the call about The Hobbit fronm
 Jackson, Sheeran raced from a wedding in lbiza to
 Wellington, New Zealand, where the director keeps
 his collection of WWl airplanes. "He strapped
 me to the front of one of them and flew me
 around, Sheeran told Entertainment Tonight.
 academic award. This is the only thing in my life
 that I can win at. Unless Acele's about, obviously.
 HE WAS DISCOVERED
 BY JAMIE FOXX
 The first of Sheeran's numerous
 NANDO'S MADE
 A SAUCE FOR HIM
 big breaks came when he lanced a slot on Jamie
 Foxx's radio show in LA. He ended up hanging
 out in Foxx's Hollywood mansion as the major
 what's believed to be a mythical Nando's black
 card, allowing him free food from theirrestaurants
 whenever he likes, the peri-peri chicken chain went
 one furtherand created a special 'Ed's Peri-Peri
 HE COULD
 NAIL STRICTLY
 teachers on tour with him for thre weeks and
 spent five hours a day practising for the Thinking
 PIZZA EXPRESS MADE
 HIM A TRIBUTE PIZZA
 For his 26th birthday, Pizza Express
 1.5 billion YouTube views.
 HE'S CONSIDERING
 MAKING, AN
 ACOUSTIC RECORD
 made from Calabrese ingredients.
 HIS VIDEO FOR 'THE
 A-TEAM' COST £20
 th
 album titles, the next will have to be- which he's
 thought about making a stripped-back affair on
 ction
 HE'S TATTOO BROS
 WITH HARRY STYLES
 HE CAN FIT A LOT OF
 STUFF IN HIS MOUTH
 A video of a teenage Sheeran online
 Hard-nut Sheeran went for the full portrait while
 soft-boy S tyles just had the name done.
 Maltesers in his mouth before gagging.
 HARRY STYLES IS
 BLACKMAILING HIM
 HIS TEENAGE YEARS
 WERE TOUGH
 He
 has a video of a young
 eardrum, a squint, a stutter and a port-wine
 he's threatened to publish if Sheeran upsets him

 HE'S A GREAT DATE
 Heonce flew halfway around
 the world to spendan afternoon
 ROBBIE WILLIAMS
 WORRIES ABOUT HIM
 room for an agony uncle session. "He chatted to
 me for two hours, Sheeran told New Zealand's
 FVM radio station. "Really intense chatting, like,
 Are you OK? Are you doing any drugs? How's the
 stress level? How are relationships?
 HE WROTE A SONG
 AT A FUNERAL
 Afire Love' from 'x was dedicated to
 his Irish Catholic grandfather who suffered fromm
 Alzheimer's for 20 years before his death in 2013
 Sheeran finished writing the song at his funeral.
 E'S BEEN IN TWO
 SITCOMS AND A SOAP
 They are: New Zealand comedy
 Shortland Street, US sitcom Undate able and
 HIS ACTING NEEDED
 SPECIAL HELP
 In the film Bridget Jones's Baby,
 actor Sarah Solemani wanted him to look more
 taken aback during their scene, so she surprised
 him by stripping off and dancing in her underwear
 HE HELPS PEOPLE
 HAVE SEX
 A cousin of mine went on a girls
 JORDAN FROM
 RIZZLE KICKS A
 ROLEX FOR HIS
 BIRTHDAY
 trip,"Sheeran's said. They were in a bar and a
 came up saying, Do you wanna come back
 on the radio - my name's
 to mine? Ive got a song
 Ed Sheeran.' Apparently it works for him. There's
 loads of ginger people who are having a lot of fun.
 I'm not hating on it - we're finally getting laid!
 HIS BODY IS
 HE MADE A FANTASTIC
 GINGERBREAD MAN
 AT HALLOWEEN
 OF HIS CAREER
 Almost all of Sheeran's many tattoos have some
 link to his career thus far. One inking marks his
 first single The A-Team', another his single
 Bloodstream'. He even has a Lego head tattoo as
 a nod to Lego House', but sadly no full-face
 portrait of Rupert Grint on his arse.
 Before he named his record label Gingerbread,
 Sheeran had dressed as the Gingerbread Man
 from Shrekon Halloween in 2013
 HE'S WRITTEN A SONG
 ABOUT AN A-LIST
 LOVE TRIANGLE
 HE WAS GQ'S
 WORST DRESSED
 MAN IN 2013
 I still wear skater hoodies, jeans
 Don't', from Sheeran's second studio albumx
 is alleged to be about him, Ellie Goulding and
 One Direction's Niall Horan. Ed himself told Fuse andskater shoes," he told the men's style mag.
 the song opened up a door that I probably
 shouldn't have opened up... I just won'tsay
 who it's about because... I mean everyone,
 everyone
 HE'S WORKING TO A
 15-ALBUM MAXIMUM
 PROFIT PLAN
 The first five EPs, then the first album +, then 'x
 and now 밝 There'll be two more in this series of
 five albums and then five more after that, he's
 explained. "My benchmark for the second album
 was Coldplay. This album ], it's Springsteen.
 l do have numerical targets. I did 14 million of x' and
 I want to do 20 million of It's the best album I
 could have made so why not want to
 win? Why notwant to sell 20 million?"
 HE'S WRITTEN
 FOR EVERYONE
 AND THEIR DOG
 You'll be aware of his writing credits for One
 Direction and Taylor Swift, but Sheeran has also
 penned songs for The Weeknd, Jessie Ware,
 Rudimental, Usher, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer,
 Hillsry Duff, Robbie Williams, Ollty Murs.
 NME
ginger-food-lover-ed:

Ed Sheeran | NME March 2017 [÷]

ginger-food-lover-ed: Ed Sheeran | NME March 2017 [÷]

Elton John: TraceeEllisRoss headed to EJAF (Elton John AIDS Foundation) OscarAfterParty
Elton John: TraceeEllisRoss headed to EJAF (Elton John AIDS Foundation) OscarAfterParty

TraceeEllisRoss headed to EJAF (Elton John AIDS Foundation) OscarAfterParty

Elton John: What a difference 1 day can make @Dr Smashlove Bruh u know what I love? All these sassy ass 50-something male flight attendants on Southwest. Bruh - where u find these motherfvckers?! (1) They hilarious. They don't even speak normal English. They speak in riddles and shit: "And in the highly unlikely event of a water landing, just think of the incredible story you'll be able to tell your grandchildren!" Did y'all just joke about dis bish crashing?! Y'all don't give any type of fux, sassy Southwest flight attendant! I fux with your recklessness! 😂 (2) They got stories for days. I'm waiting to use the lavatory and they telling me how they bout to do New Year's in Barbara Streisand's penthouse in Vegas where Elton John gonna do a live performance of "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" wearing only a bedazzled pink speedo. Old man...how TF yo New Year's 24x more lit than mine? U damn near grandpa-aged...But u gon be coked-up dancing to disco music like it's 1976 again. Jesus Christ Bruh I would say u winning. 🤔 Anyway shout to u Bruce, Steven and Julio. Y'all wild AF. I'm the straightest man on earth but I appreciate y'all fabulousness. In addition to being the most on time, safest airline, I fux with the idea that the back of a Southwest airplane is a literal gay dance club that is a party from take-off to landing 😂. Bless up! 🙌😂😂😂
Elton John: What a difference 1 day can make
 @Dr Smashlove
Bruh u know what I love? All these sassy ass 50-something male flight attendants on Southwest. Bruh - where u find these motherfvckers?! (1) They hilarious. They don't even speak normal English. They speak in riddles and shit: "And in the highly unlikely event of a water landing, just think of the incredible story you'll be able to tell your grandchildren!" Did y'all just joke about dis bish crashing?! Y'all don't give any type of fux, sassy Southwest flight attendant! I fux with your recklessness! 😂 (2) They got stories for days. I'm waiting to use the lavatory and they telling me how they bout to do New Year's in Barbara Streisand's penthouse in Vegas where Elton John gonna do a live performance of "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" wearing only a bedazzled pink speedo. Old man...how TF yo New Year's 24x more lit than mine? U damn near grandpa-aged...But u gon be coked-up dancing to disco music like it's 1976 again. Jesus Christ Bruh I would say u winning. 🤔 Anyway shout to u Bruce, Steven and Julio. Y'all wild AF. I'm the straightest man on earth but I appreciate y'all fabulousness. In addition to being the most on time, safest airline, I fux with the idea that the back of a Southwest airplane is a literal gay dance club that is a party from take-off to landing 😂. Bless up! 🙌😂😂😂

Bruh u know what I love? All these sassy ass 50-something male flight attendants on Southwest. Bruh - where u find these motherfvckers?!...