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The philanthropy and musical history of Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John has explained to Andrew Marr why he paid for a classical pipe organ to be installed at the Royal Academy of Music.

Before becoming a famous rock-and-roll star, Sir Elton trained on Saturday mornings at the Academy as a classical organist aged 11.

With the recent release of his album, The Diving Board, Sir Elton spoke of his rise from a struggling pop musician to a multi-million-selling stadium filler, gay icon and family man.

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