Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Elton John and Aretha Franklin Have the Same Birthday, Of Course


There must be some special magic set aside in heaven for March 25th. Both Elton John and Aretha Franklin were born on this day. Kind of amazing! Happy birthday to both of these great, ageless musical geniuses!

To honor Aretha, pick up a copy of her Divas album. For Sir Elton, make a donation to the Elton John AIDS Foundation. And listen to good music all day long!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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