We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Quotes about Elton John from Gloria Estefan, Noel Gallagher, Darlene Love, Elton John, Jon Landau. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I wrote poetry, which got me into lyrics. Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Elton John pulled me into pop. I started singing with a band – just for fun – when I was 17. And pretty soon, I was thinking I could sing pop in English as well as Spanish.
I’ve always been into guitars… we want to put keyboards on, but keyboard players don’t look cool onstage, they just keep their heads down. There has never been a cool keyboard player, apart from Elton John.
Nobody put the camera on the background singers who were singing. It was on Stevie Wonder. It was on Elton John. It was on whoever was the lead singer out front. We were 20 feet from stardom.
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.
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 really love all types of music. I’m really open to that. I really love Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and some James Taylor and Elton John stuff.
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.
A rap dude has his rap persona, his hyper version of himself. Do you know Method Man’s real name? Or Elton John, Marylin Monroe? You make up this character. That’s kind of what we have done with Die Antwoord, playing with characters.
I got told that Elton John might be ringing me – it was for his radio station – then he ended up calling and saying that he loves what I’m doing, my music.
I met Elton John at an Interview dinner, and we just sort of became friends. He’s got such a wicked sense of humor.
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 won’t apologize for ticket prices. I think we’re well worth it. We consider ourselves in the elite touring acts, like the Stones, Elton John, Paul McCartney.
George was a late arrival at school and he was sort of put in my charge, and one of the immediate similarities was that we both enjoyed music – specifically Elton John.
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.
I can remember – barely – when Elton John was still a good songwriter, or at least capable of writing good songs.
I wore a lot of vintage clothing. I dressed like a reporter, with a little card in my hat. I had these fantasies of who I wanted to be, so I’d dress like an explorer, a cowboy. I dressed up like Elton John a lot too. That was another period.
I have been influenced by many different artists at many different stages of my life. Starting out, it was people like Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, and Fiona Apple. As I got older I got deeper into the work of bands like the Beatles, artists like Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Etta James, and Joni Mitchell.
I’m a big fan of piano-based rock music like Elton John, Ben Folds, and even Queen.
If you have Robbie Williams and Elton John at Wembley in front of 100,000 people, it will be the best thing you’ve seen. They are entertainers, they fly off the adrenaline.
I listen to Billy Joel. He is fabulous. I saw him with Elton John when they toured together, it was so great.
I’ve met Nicole Kidman, Elton John, loads of people.
I am so honoured to be supporting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and their mission making London and our global cities AIDS-free.
Elton John is a huge influence and an artist I’ve listened to since I was a little girl.
My gift to the Elton John Foundation is intended to emphasize that we support freedom of all people to live their lives peacefully, without interference from others.
When it comes to the stage, I can’t help but be inspired by people like George Clinton, Elton John and Alice Cooper.
When it comes to songwriting, I grew up in the Seventies listening to AM radio. So I’ve all these pop songs running through my head from Paul McCartney and Elton John, and a lot of stuff that was written on piano.
Solo artists are generally totally insane. Elton John? Slightly eccentric. George Michael? He’s mad as custard.
I’ve become a workaholic. When the shows slow down and there’s no press and I can get my time to myself in the studio with my music, I get into this zone, man. I enter this incredible space where I’m just making music. And I feel like I can work with anybody – with Elton John, with Hanson – and I can make something incredible.
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.
Well, the stuff that I liked growing up was AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, but I also liked the Beatles and guys like Cat Stevens and Elton John.
I’ve always had an eclectic taste in music. But what I try to do is combine these things in ways that others would never think of, like putting Bun B on an Elton John song.
My influences are Alice in Chains and 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.’
I play music from Queen, to Elton John, to classic.
Elton John is an absolute lad. He’s a hero.
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 did a cake for the 60th birthday of Elton John, for Britney Spears’ 27th birthday and for the ‘Circus’ album she put out – the cake had circus themes. I prepared a cake for a surprise 82nd birthday event for the architect Frank Gehry; the cake was comprised of mini-replicas of his buildings.
I grew up with ‘best-of’ cassettes. My first Smiths record was ‘Hatful Of Hollow,’ and I had hits albums by Elton John and The Cars.
I listen to a lot of Pink Floyd, the Doors, Elton John, Sabbath, Metallica, GN’R, Megadeth – just classic rock, classic metal stuff.
My inspirations include the Beatles – love, love, love them – Elton John, Carole King, and Stevie Wonder.