Elton John: Love Is The Cure

Aug 10, 2012

Airs Friday, August 10 at 9:00 p.m.   In an exclusive, authorized one-hour special, Love Is The Cure,  Elton John conveys the personal toll AIDS has taken on his life - and his infinite determination to stop its spread. Listeners will hear Elton's story in his own words interspersed with some of his classic music. such as "Crocodile Rock", "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting", "Rocket Man", "Tiny Dancer", and  "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding".

In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. Since then, Elton has dedicated himself to overcoming the plague and the stigma of AIDS through the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised and donated $275 million to fighting the disease worldwide. Elton's new book, Love Is The Cure, is his personal account of his life during the AIDS epidemic, including stories of his close friendships with Ryan White, Freddie Mercury, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, and others, and the story of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.  Now Elton shares these stories with the public radio audience. Love is the Cure is produced by Denny Somach Productions for On the Strip Radio.