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28/01/2011

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 28 January 2011

Sir Elton John co-hosts the Chris Evans Breakfast Show. WARNING: This programme contains unintentional strong language.

We'll have him all to ourselves, and that means so will you. He will be avoiding Jonny's intimidation tactics when he judges Head to Headlines, and we'll be playing some of his favourite songs.

We shall be employing our famous "bank" of video cameras in the studio so you can watch the whole interview live.

Come to the Radio 2 website from 08:00 on Friday, and you'll be able to watch video of Sir Elton in the studio with the Chris Evans team LIVE. Go to www.bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Music Played

22 items
  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Crocodile Rock

    Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt So Far Gone

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Big Screen Belter

    • Image for Kenny Loggins

      Kenny Loggins Danger Zone

      Top Gun O.S.T. (Various Artists), CBS

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Fire With Fire

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Kirsty MacColl

    Kirsty MacColl There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop...

    Kirsty Maccoll - Galore, Virgin

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Island Girl

    Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for The Cure

    The Cure Friday I'm In Love

    True Brit (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Rolling In The Deep

    (CD Single), XL, 1

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones She's A Lady

    Take A Break (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for James Morrison

    James Morrison Wonderful World

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Golden Oldie

    • Image for Buddy Holly

      Buddy Holly Everyday

      B.Holly & The Crickets -20 Golden Gre, MCA

  • Image for D:Ream

    D:Ream Things Can Only Get Better

    Now 27 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks You Really Got Me

    The Kinks (Deluxe Edition), Sanctuary, 7

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man

    Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John and Leon Russell If It Wasn't For Bad

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Elton John & Leon Russell

    Elton John & Leon Russell Elton John & Leon Russell - When Love Is Dying

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush Running Up That Hill

    Kate Bush - The Whole Story, EMI

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Angie

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco, 2

  • Image for Just Jack

    Just Jack The Day I Died

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

    Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Ray LaMontagne

    Ray LaMontagne Trouble

    (CD Single), Echo

  • Image for Them

    Them Baby Please Don't Go

    The Greatest Hits Of 1965, Premier

  • We had Elton John in the studio!

    We had Elton John in the studio!

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  • Pause For Thought

    From Nick Baines, the Bishop of Croydon:

    "Hot news! Today is a very significant day for motorsport lovers: it’s 100 years to the day that a Frenchman won the first Monte Carlo Rally. (Not quite the original Rocket Man, but, anyway...)

    Well, closer to home for me is that yesterday was the 23rd birthday of my youngest son, Andrew, who is working with street children in South Africa at the moment. He’s out there for six months – at his own vast expense – and we miss him. So, last night we raised a glass to him – and ran up a huge phone bill at our vast expense.

    But, isn’t one day just the same as any other, really? It’s still just the same 24 hours with the sun rising in the morning and setting in the evening? Why do we make some days more special than others? Now, you might well think this is a waste of thinking space – I mean, isn’t it obvious that we just do see some days as more significant than others?

    Well, I think there is something deeper than this that actually goes to the heart of how we are made. In the creation story at the beginning of Genesis in the Bible, God brings order out of the chaos of the world’s first day... and the same compulsion or instinct has been going on in us ever since. It’s as if we’re made to bring shape or pattern to all the stuff life throws at us that seems messy or incoherent. So, we mark anniversaries and birthdays and particular times of the year, putting down markers and creating rhythms.

    Yet, it goes even deeper. I think there’s something brilliant about giving shape to time itself – to living with and through the seasons of the year and resisting the pressure to rush it all. Strawberries in spring and sprouts at Christmas and all that.

    Another day, another year. Life’s never boring – and it never stands still."

  • The Smallest Change Can Make The Biggest Difference

    The show was dedicated to anyone who is pondering on something for the weekend.

  • Today's show starred:

    Phil Goddard from Chorley in Lancashire who chose the Big Screen Belter

    Orla, Gemma, Vicki and Karen from Sevenoaks in Kent who are jumping out of a plane for charity!

    Geoff Scott from Hurworth is retiring after 32 year with the Council

    Tomasz Hutchings from Peterborough will be celebrating Catherine Of Aragon Day by dressing up!

    Janie Kennedy from Belfast who went to see where the Titanic was built

    Molly Wyatt from Portishead who is baking a cake for her Granny today

    Harry Doyle from Essex chose the Golden Oldie

    And of course...Sir Elton John!!

  • See Photos From The Show

    Sir Elton John Photo Gallery

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