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Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' Doc Will Stream on Disney+

The film will feature unseen footage from Elton John's final months on the road.
  • Elton John (Photo: Disney+)
    Elton John (Photo: Disney+)

    A new documentary about Elton John, titled Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and The Years That Made His Legend, is coming to Disney+.

    The documentary, directed by Academy Award nominee R.J. Cutler and Elton John's longtime partner David Furnish, will feature unseen concert footage from the past 50 years, hand-written journals, and present-day footage of John and his family. The singer's "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour" serves as the film's anchor, and documentarians will track John's final months on tour, culminating in his last North American show at Dodger Stadium this November. In addition, the documentary will delve into the first five years of John's career, from 1970 to 1975, when he released 10 albums and quickly rose to fame.

    “There are no superlatives left to describe Elton John and his impact on music and culture — he’s simply unrivaled,” said Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company. “Like a good Disney story, Elton’s music has both universal appeal and the ability to connect with audiences on a deeply personal level. He has been part of the Disney family since 1994 when he helped make The Lion King an instant classic, and we could not be more excited to collaborate with him on this new documentary.”

    Upon its completion, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is expected to have a long run on the festival circuit and a limited theatrical run, after which it will be available to stream exclusively on Disney+.

    Deena ElGenaidi's writing has been featured in Nylon, MTV News, Insider, The AV Club, and more. You can follow her on Twitter @deenaelg.

    TOPICS: Elton John, Disney+, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and The Years That Made His Legend