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The singer spent 30 years at his Buckhead condo, a sanctuary where he could write music and work on his charitable foundation. After selling the condo at the end of last year, Elton John is now hosting massive auction of the art and treasures that filled the home. Here are a few that tell his Atlanta story.
One of the most successful solo musicians in history is leaving Atlanta, his home base since the early 1990s. As much as we hate to see him go, his art-filled, Architectural Digest-featured penthouse is now on the market for some lucky buyer. For just under $5 million, you could have the coveted views and 13,336 square feet to entertain in style like the “Tiny Dancer” singer.
Backstreet’s infamous 10,000-plus nights of dancing, drag, drugs, and debauchery, spanning the years from 1975 to 2004—recounted by the people who owned the club, worked there, documented its life span, and, of course, partied inside the legendary Atlanta nightspot.
PEEX headsets let you amp up the bass or zero in on guitar solos during live shows. But do they actually make concerts more enjoyable?
A U.K.-based company makes a personal sound system that let you customize what you hear at live concerts. We tested it during Elton John's recent concert in Atlanta to see if it improved "Rocketman" or not.
Elton John comes to Atlanta for the last time with his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, eat endless chili at Chomp and Stomp, and more to do this November.
Bernie Taupin on writing songs for Elton John, Rocketman, and his upcoming art exhibition in Atlanta
Atlantans may recognize Bernie Taupin as the lyricist who wrote dozens of radio hits (from “Tiny Dancer” to “I’m Still Standing”) with Elton John, including the album, Peachtree Road. The pair continues to collaborate, but Taupin has spent the past few years focused primarily on his artwork.
Many Atlantans are familiar with Sir Elton John’s local ties: his world-famous art collection that helped spark Atlanta’s obsession with photography, his hangouts at the Buckhead Diner, and his affinity for Georgia musicians. However, John’s fans may not appreciate that his most lasting gift to our city may be helping reverse the spread and stigma of AIDS.
While most musicians outgrow their childhood tastes, Cavanaugh kept playing classic rock staples—as a teenager in his brother’s cover band and in his 20s at an Orlando piano bar. In 1999 he was asked to perform in Las Vegas, where he caught the attention of Billy Joel.
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