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Elton John Visits Tower Records In Exclusive Clip From 'All Things Must Pass'

'All Things Must Pass' follows the extraordinary rise and fall of the record shop.

12/04/2016 12:15

Long before his love for flowers came to light, it appears Elton John had an insatiable love of buying records by the dozen, judging by footage from a new documentary about Tower Records.

Our exclusive clip above reveals the star in full flight in the famous record shop - a place he reportedly visited every week in the 1970s, always armed with a long wish list of new tunes he was after. After some tireless browsing, he invariably left furnished with a stack-load of new vinyl to enjoy.

Sir Elton is just one of the star contributors to 'All Things Must Pass - The Rise and Fall of Tower Records', a documentary following the story of the legendary mecca for music-lovers. 

In his directorial debut, Colin Hanks explores how the world-famous brand could make $1billion in 1999, and file for bankruptcy just seven years later. As well as Elton, he speaks to Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen, who explains how the record store was a second home to him. Bruce says in the film, "Everybody in a record store is a little bit your friend for 20 minutes or so."

'All Things Must Pass' will be released on DVD from 6 May, and digital download from 9 May 2016.

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