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Elton John documentary ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ announced

Elton John‘s ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour and his early years has been announced.Co-directed by R.J. Cutler and the filmmaker and John’s husband, David Furnish, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances And The Years That Made His Legend will include an array of unseen concert footage from the past 50 years, as well as John’s handwritten journals and present-day footage of the musician and his family.A release date for the film has yet to be announced, but it is expected to get a limited cinema release before it comes to Disney+.“What a thrill and an honour it is that David Furnish and I get to create this intimate and unique look at one of the world’s most celebrated artists,” Cutler said in a statement via Rolling Stone.
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