Justin on Elton John’s New Biography

Posted on 11/05/2019

So pleased we get a mention in Elton’s autobiography.

I remember. sitting next to him on the plane going to Cannes, Midem music festival in January 1968  and he was very shy , almost afraid to speak – it never occurred to me that he might actually have listened to DOFP, or any of our music  – and even more remote, that he would have liked it!

He was playing piano at the time for a friend of ours, Long John Baldry and was hugely respected as a piano player – Long John with Elton on piano, and us, were the only two acts that could play ‘live’, (all the rest were ‘miming’) so we got on French telly – that was union rules then – you had to be able to really play!.

Some years later he came to see a show of ours at Madison Square Garden and he was so nice, gentle and sweet. He is one of the truly lovely, genuine people in music – he has brought tremendous joy in to the would, and we will never see another that gets close to him. Just saying !

Justin

Pick up “Me Elton John” – available now.