Elvis in new Elton John autobiography

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Elvis in new Elton John autobiography

Postby Neil. » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:02 am

Hi all - I had a peek in the index of the new Reg Dwight tome. Elvis gets a mention - I think it was page 167, or 267.

It says that in the mid-70s, Elton offered to be pianist on the Live Stiffs tour with Elvis et al!! Can you imagine? He says he offered cos he had a crush on Wreckless Eric.

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Re: Elvis in new Elton John autobiography

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:03 am

Elton championed Elvis very early in his career.
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Re: Elvis in new Elton John autobiography

Postby Dr. Luther » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:29 pm

I had never been aware of this. I had assumed that any reference, or affiliation, was Krall-related.

(The Live Stiffs component seems a bit dubious, I must say...)

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Re: Elvis in new Elton John autobiography

Postby Neil. » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:07 am

Yeah, I seem to remember reading somewhere that 'This Year's Model' was Elton's favourite record of that year.

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Re: Elvis in new Elton John autobiography

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:17 am

In the late 70's Capital Radio used to have music awards. Elton won best male singer but said Elvis should have won it.

Elvis and Diana married at Elton's house I think


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