Rocket Man- The Man Behind the SunglassesJune 14, 2019
“Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” –Elton John
Some individuals are just born to be larger than life and Elton John definitely fits into this category. He was touched with an extra sprinkle of special at birth to become one of the most iconic musicians of all time. Elton John, known for his flamboyant style and stage presence, is a multiple Grammy-winning British superstar with his music transcending generations.
Let’s play a round of Did You Know! Did you know that he has achieved 26 gold, 38 platinum, and 1 diamond albums? Or that he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide? Or that Candle in the Wind 1997 is the biggest selling single of all times? Or that he is the most successful solo male in the history of the American charts? Not too shabby! But that is not all- Elton John is also a huge sport fan- so much so, that in 2012 he founded Rocket Sports Management, an organization that aims to navigate emerging sport stars through their careers. And last but certainly not least, Elton is devoted to charitable involvement. Not only did he found the Elton John AIDS Foundation, that to date has raised over $300 million, but he regularly performs at fundraisers for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Rainforest Foundation, and the Robin Hood Foundation. Whew! We are exhausted just talking about all the amazing work that this man brings to the world.
At some point during our lives, we have all be touched by his music, whether it was his first hit, Your Song, classics such as Crocodile Rockand Rocket Man, or Circle of Life from The Lion King soundtrack. And now through the film Rocketman playing at AMC Destin Commons, a new generation can learn and appreciate the legend that is Sir Elton John.
Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton, is a musical biographical film based on the life of Elton John. Taking on us through a journey of Reginald Dwight growing up in Pinner, England, to becoming Elton John and meeting Bernie Taupin, with whom John still works with today, to his tumultuous time with John Reid and his notorious drug and alcohol abuse, to finally coming clean and living a life full of love, music and acceptance. It is a rollercoaster ride of a life that shows us the man behind the sunglasses and sequins.
After catching this scene stealing film, head on over to Lucky Brand and purchase a limited-edition graphic t-shirt that is adorned with one of his famous logos. The spirit of Lucky Brand was a natural fit for this collaboration and represents Elton John perfectly- authentic and inspirational. The capsule collection includes three vintage inspired t-shirts for men, and two t-shirts and a sweatshirt for women. If you are as big of a fan of the Rocket Man as we are, you will have a difficult time choosing just one!
Come out and celebrate one of the most iconic musicians of all times by catching Rocketman in theatres and shopping the Elton John collection at Lucky Brand. Who knows, you might just find yourself purchasing tickets to his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Concert.