Quotes about Elton John by Lil Yachty, Gordon Taylor, Jon Landau, Moby, Kygo, Ralph Hasenhuttl and many others.
My mom and dad got divorced when I was, like, 8, and when I went to my dad’s house on the weekend, he’d play a lot of music: Miles Davis, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Elton John.
You don’t hear a film director saying ‘Money mustn’t go out of the industry’ to actors. You don’t hear a concert promoter saying ‘We must make sure that money doesn’t go out of our industry’ to Elton John. Some people in football seem to think, ‘Never mind the players, let’s get on with the game.’
Elton John himself never seems pretentious but Bernie Taupin’s lyrics often do – sometimes pretentious in a clever sort of way, but pretentious nonetheless. There is a conflict between Elton’s and Bernie’s personal styles, no doubt about it.
I met Elton John at an Interview dinner, and we just sort of became friends. He’s got such a wicked sense of humor.
Elton John and Billy Joel, I find them both to be huge inspirations, those guys are so talented.
I play music from Queen, to Elton John, to classic.
When it comes to the stage, I can’t help but be inspired by people like George Clinton, Elton John and Alice Cooper.
If it weren’t for Liberace, there would be no Madonna or Lady Gaga, Elton John, Bette Midler, or Elvis because it was Liberace who helped the King glitz up his act.
We worked very hard to make the lyrics suit the music. I can’t, like Elton John, for example, compose by lyrics. Elton has a great talent for that. Whatever you give him, including your questions, he composes in half an hour and makes a great song out of it.
As Elton John, my days on pop radio are over, and I know that and I accept it and I’m not unhappy about it.
I have gotten into a lot of trouble in my life for being brutally honest. Sometimes I put both my feet in my mouth. But like Elton John, I’m still standing.
It’s so vacuous, this job. You’re constantly looking at pictures of yourself, talking about yourself. Then I come back home, and all my mates want to talk about is me because I’ve been hanging out with Elton John and stuff.
I still find it a bit surreal that Sir Elton John can call Troy Deeney from Chelmsley. It’s quite entertaining but a bit surreal.
I don’t care if it’s a Cole Porter song, or George Gershwin, or Lennon/McCartney, or Elton John, or you know, whoever, Bob Dylan. Great songs are great songs, and they stand the test of time, and they can be interpreted and recorded with many points of view, but yet still retain the essence of what makes them good songs.
I hope that somewhere in Small Town, U.S.A., a 15-year-old kid looks to me as a role model the way I looked at the Indigo Girls and Elton John as role models.
It is by now beyond question that Elton John is a competent and classy entertainer. Few people who have achieved his popularity have succeeded in maintaining his standards for performance and professionalism.
I am so honoured to be supporting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and their mission making London and our global cities AIDS-free.