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Sir Elton John performs at his piano during this concert shot taken in 1973

Elton John

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9 segments
51:56

A More Reflective Leap On Elton John's 'Diving Board.'

The pop star has a flair for the extravagant, to say the least, but his album The Diving Board is stripped down. He tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the "Elton John excess," his fear of sex as a young man, and how Liberace's example encouraged John to make the piano a star instrument.

50:19

A More Reflective Leap On Elton John's 'Diving Board'

The pop star has a flair for the extravagant, to say the least, but his new album is stripped down. He tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the "Elton John excess," his fear of sex as a young man, and how Liberace's example encouraged John to make the piano a star instrument.

43:03

Elton John: The 'Fresh Air' Interview

The film Rocketman is based on John's life story. In 2013, he talked about his elaborate stage outfits, his fear of sex as a young man and how Liberace's example encouraged him to focus on the piano.

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