While artists like Freddie Mercury, Ray Charles, and James Brown weren’t alive long enough to see their highly acclaimed biopics enter theaters, Elton John is still around as Rocketman gets ready for its release. The film covers the singer’s early years, and John himself participated in the movie’s development, serving as its executive producer. One of the things you’ll see in the film is a pivotal scene from his life where he was paired up with writing partner Bernie Taupin, and he told us about that moment changed his life. (Click on the media bar below to hear Elton John)
Rocketman opens in theaters on May 31.