Elton John Recalls His Wrong Prediction About The Beatles
The Beatles have changed the direction of the music industry with their innovative approach. Elton John witnessed the band’s rise to fame, but as it turns out, he failed to foresee their success when he first listened to them.
The living legend Elton John is a musician who can impress everyone with his music knowledge, having witnessed many memorable eras in the rock scene throughout his 50-year career. While recently talking in an interview with Raised On Radio, he opened up his first impression of the Beatles, which surprised everyone.
John stated that his friend Michael Johnson introduced him to the band while he was a Pinner County Grammar School student. His friend came to him enthusiastically to make him listen to ‘Love Me Do’ and indicated that the Beatles would be the biggest band in the world. The singer admitted that he thought the song was ‘not bad‘ and he doubted that the band could be the greatest act in music history. The musician confessed that his friend turned out to be right.
He also stressed that the Beatles were ‘extraordinary’ and revolutionized the recording process by using simple equipment to sing their fantastic songs. The rocker revealed that when ‘We Can Work It Out‘ came out, he was at Papagayo Club with his Bluesology mates, and this song from the ‘Revolver’ album became his favorite one from the Beatles.
Elton John said the following about his first impression of the Beatles:
“I remember being at school a Pinner County Grammar School, and my friend Michael Johnson came with a 45 and said, ‘I’ve just heard this band they’re going to be the biggest band in the world and it was ‘Love Me Do.’’ I listened to it and thought, ‘It is not bad,’ but I couldn’t see that they were going to be the biggest band in the world, and he turned out to be right. I think he was number four in our fan club.
So he spotted them a mile of, and of course, what the 50s did with rock and roll and the Beatles were extraordinary. They revolutionized the way things were recorded. Even though it was some quite simple equipment, they experimented, and they wrote fantastic songs. ‘We can work it out.’ It was just such a wonderful song, and when I was in Central Park at the Papagayo Club with the band Bluesology, ‘Revolver’ was out, and it was a big part of my life. But I’ve chosen ‘We Can Work It’ out because I just love the song.”
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