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The Making of Elton John: Madman Across the Water

Documentary exploring Elton John's childhood, apprenticeship in the British music business, sudden stardom in the US at the dawn of the 70s and his musical heyday.

Documentary exploring Elton John's childhood, apprenticeship in the British music business, sudden stardom in the US at the dawn of the 70s and his musical heyday. Plus the backstory to the album reuniting him with Leon Russell, his American mentor. Features extensive exclusive interviews with Elton, plus colleagues and collaborators including Bernie Taupin, Leon Russell and others.

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 14 Jan 2015 23:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Elton John

    Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting

  • 00:01

    George Shearing

    Baubles, Bangles And Beads

  • 00:02

    Winifred Atwell

    Big Ben Boogie

  • 00:03

    Jerry Lee Lewis

    Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

  • 00:04

    Bluesology

    Times Are Getting Tougher

  • 00:06

    Bluesology

    Come Back Baby

  • 00:07

    Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles

    All Or Nothing

  • 00:08

    Billy Stewart

    Summertime

  • 00:08

    Long John Baldry

    Night Time is the Right Time

  • 00:09

    Caleb Quaye

    Let the Heartaches Begin

  • 00:10

    Bob Dylan

    Girl From The North Country (feat. Johnny Cash)

  • 00:11

    The Rolling Stones

    Get Off Of My Cloud

  • 00:13

    Lulu

    I Can't Go On Living Without You

  • 00:14

    Elton John

    Skyline Pigeon

  • 00:16

    Elton John

    The Greatest Discovery

  • 00:17

    Elton John

    The Border Song

  • 00:18

    Elton John

    Take Me To The Pilot

  • 00:20

    Elton John

    Sixty Years On

  • 00:21

    Elton John

    Burn Down The Mission

  • 00:22

    Leon Russell

    Delta Lady

  • 00:23

    Elton John

    Your Song

  • 00:26

    Elton John

    My Baby Left Me

  • 00:28

    Elton John

    Madman Across The Water

  • 00:28

    Elton John

    Ballad Of A Well-Known Gun

  • 00:30

    Elton John

    Country Comfort

  • 00:31

    Elton John

    Holiday Inn

  • 00:33

    Three Dog Night

    Mama Told Me Not To Come

  • 00:35

    Elton John

    Rotten Peaches

  • 00:36

    Elton John

    Tiny Dancer

  • 00:38

    T. Rex

    Get It On

  • 00:39

    Elton John

    Rocket Man

  • 00:40

    Elton John

    Crocodile Rock

  • 00:42

    Elton John

    Bennie And The Jets

  • 00:43

    Elton John

    Funeral For A Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)

  • 00:44

    Elton John

    Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting

  • 00:46

    Elton John

    The Bitch is Back

  • 00:47

    Elton John

    Sixty Years On

  • 00:49

    Elton John

    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

  • 00:50

    Elton John & Kiki Dee

    Don't Go Breaking My Heart

  • 00:51

    Elton John

    I'm Still Standing

  • 00:53

    Elton John

    Candle In The Wind

  • 00:55

    Leon Russell

    A Song For You

  • 00:56

    Elton John

    Monkey Suit

  • 00:57

    Elton John

    Hey Ahab

  • 00:59

    Elton John

    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Credits

Role Contributor
Participant Elton John
Producer Andrew Dunn
Executive Producer Mark Cooper

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