Elton John
(© Tristan Fuge)
Elton John
(© Tristan Fuge)
Tony Award winner Elton John will be saluted by BBC Radio 2 later this month, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

On August 22, the station will air The Trevor Nelson Soul Show: Elton Special, which promises to delve into the soulful side of star; while on August 23, the BBC will play an In Concert special featuring John's Red Piano show, which was recorded at London's 02 Arena.

Finally, BBC2 will air The Elton John Show, in which John presenting a show of the music that he grew up with, influenced him and that he admired, including The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Amy Winehouse.

John won a Tony for his score to Aida and has also composed the scores for the Broadway musicals Billy Elliot, The Lion King, and Lestat. He has been one of the top-selling recording artists in the world for over four decades.