Behind The Song

Behind The Song: Elton John "Philadelphia Freedom"

In this episode of Behind The Song, Janda takes a closer look at the lyrics and surprising history of “Philadelphia Freedom” by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Written in 1975 as a tribute to his friend, tennis legend and fellow equality icon Billie Jean King, this funky hit song plugged into the spirit of America when it was released before the Bicentennial.

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