Sir Elton John remembers The Beatles,John Lennon as he would have been 80 this October 9th. BBC Radio 2 marks the important date with a series of emotional interviews from those who knew and loved the star.
Speaking to John’s son and his godson Sean Ono Lennon, 44, Elton said;
“That was the kind of wonderful two or three year whirlwind romance we had and it was such such an important thing in my life, Sean, and it just really helped me. It gave me so much confidence. Your dad was as kind and as generous and sweet and we just hit it off immediately.”
Sean told Elton: “My dad, when he first heard your voice he was in America I think already, and he was thinking that’s the first new kind of British singing that he really liked and dug. I think he said that he loved your music and the songs and he liked the song, Your Song.”
Elton said: “It was just, for me, it was a dream come true.
“We laughed so much because we talked about the 50s and 60s and where we grew up, you know, Round the Horne in England, the radio shows we liked, the songs we liked, we didn’t like, and your dad was just a fountain of knowledge. It was a hand in glove thing and I never thought that would ever happen.
“There was no attitude. I hate posers and I hate attitude and your dad didn’t have any of it.”John’s life was tragically cut short in December 1980 when he was murdered in cold blood outside his New York apartment by Beatles fanatic Mark David Chapman.
The music icons met in 1973 and according to the British singer,it was a whirlwind romance of love ,friendship and music.