Elton John Gets BBC Radio Special

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LONDON – Elton John's musical tastes are to be laid bare by the rock superstar himself as he is set to host a two hour radio show full of his favorite music for the BBC.

The six-time Grammy award winner and Oscar recipient will also be the focus for a season of programs on the pubcaster's flagship radio station Radio 2 across the upcoming August bank holiday.

The weekend will culminate with John presenting two hours of a hand-picked playlist from some of his favorite artists such as The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Amy Winehouse.

The BBC said the 'John' season starts on August 22 with The Trevor Nelson Soul Show: Elton Special which promises to delve into the soulful side of star.

The following day the BBC will play an In Concert special, giving listeners another chance to hear Sir Elton John's Red Piano Show, recorded at London's 02 Arena, based on the star's Las Vegas residency.

The season ends with "The Elton John Show" with the singer presenting a show of the music that he grew up with, influenced him and that he admired.

It also promises to feature work of artists he has identified and showcased to a bigger audience across the world.

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