Absolute Radio’s latest ad-funded programme teams the station with Universal Music for a special on Elton John presented by Colleen Murphy.
The Elton John night will mark the 40th anniversary of the ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ album, made in partnership with Universal and featuring brand new interviews with Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
It will reveal the stories behind the making of the studio recording, as well as the broadcast of a rare and never-before broadcast 1973 Elton John live performance.
Colleen Murphy has a 20-year career under her belt, which started with her own punk radio show aged 14 at High School in Mass, USA. This kick-started a career which saw her syndicating radio shows to over 250 stations throughout the States, and interviewing Nirvana extensively during the ‘Nevermind’ campaign.
Absolute Radio Content Director Tony Moorey said, “This programme will offer an in-depth look at one of Britain’s most iconic and enduring artists. Colleen is a talented storyteller – this, combined with an exclusive, never broadcast before live material offers a unique collaboration between Classic Album Sundays, Absolute Radio and Universal Music.”
Presenter Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, said, “I have lived and breathed this album in the making of this documentary. Our modern lives mean it can be challenging to stop, and allow yourself to become completely absorbed in a record. This documentary will aim to immerse you completely into the making of this album and why it is still relevant today”.
“Classic Album Sundays: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” will broadcast on Sunday the 23rd of March from 8-9pm. Between 9-10pm, “Elton John: Live from Hammersmith” will be broadcast exclusively for the first time ever.
This programme, made in partnership with Universal, follows other ad-funded programming made in partnership with brands, such as the three part ‘Bowie’ biography in partnership with the V&A Museum’s David Bowis Is exhibition, a series of documentaries on music ‘Pioneers’ with Volkswagen GTI Pioneers’, the ‘A Design for Life’ comedy series supported by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, and the panel show, ‘The Manuscript: A Foolproof Guide To Being A Modern Man’ with Just for Men.