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-Sir Elton will be visiting Rome to offer one of the most remarkable concerts to take place this year in the Eternal City.
Exceptional side by side concert at the Auditorium of Rome. Mark your calendars, on the 19th and 20th of September 2010, Elton John will be performing, the artist who for four decades has been charming the entire world. Aside from Elton John himself, Ray Cooper, a spectacular percussionist, will be joining him on stage.
Elton John, born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he started to play the piano at the early age of four. At the age of 11 he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. His first band was called Bluesology. He la… read moreter auditioned (unsuccessfully) as lead singer for the progressive rock bands King Crimson and Gentle Giant. In the early 1970s he recorded the concept album “Tumbleweed Connection”. He became the most successful pop artist of the 1970s and he has survived many different pop fads including punk, the New Romantics and Britpop to remain one of Britain’s most internationally acclaimed musicians. Elton John announced he was a bisexual in 1976 and in 1984 he married Renate Blauel. The marriage lasted four years. He is well known as a campaigner for AIDS research and he keeps his finger on the pulse of modern music. He was knighted in 1997.
Ray Cooper on the other hand had began violin lessons since he was a child, soon after switching to drums. His musical career began at the age of 14 with his first professional engagements being in and around Birmingham, England. At 18 he was called up into the Army and was posted to the North Staffordshire Regimental Band, touring for three and a half years in India and parts of Burma. Ray arrived in the United States in 1966 and worked in Miami Florida for four years. From there to Las Vegas, working at major hotels accompanying the Russ Morgan, Ray McKinley and Larry Elgart Orchestras. Ray then formed a trio called “The Dam Limeys” performing in Las Vegas as well as for the opening of the London Bridge in Lake Havasu Arizona.
At the late ‘70s they went took on a tour in pairs – Cooper/John. It was described as one of the most memorable concerts of all time. First stop was in Russia in 1979. Then followed by the ones in Europe and South America. And then, the rest of the world.
Tickets in sale beginning from Monday 21 December 2009 with prices ranges from 50 to 200 euros, and reduction price of 20% for younger crowd with less than 26 years of age.
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