Ray Williams’ Adventures With the Kinks, Sonny & Cher Before Elton John

October 30, 2019 – Ray Williams had accomplished much before discovering Elton John and introducing him to songwriting partner Bernie Taupin. As a teen, he was a huge music fan who got his start via Cathy McGowen and the “Ready Steady Go” TV variety show in England. In this clip, […]

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Illustrator Has Never Met Elton John

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Illustrator Has Never Met Elton John (4) “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” was the second album I ever bought. The First was Elton’s “Madman Across The Water.” There was a lot of real estate on this album. The inside gatefold was amazingly done David Larkham, Michael Ross […]

Why Ian Beck Turned Down the Who’s Quadrophenia Album Cover

Was it one of those projects that got away? Everyone has at least half a dozen of those. Elton John Illustrator explains why he had to pass on the Who’s classic concept album “Quadrophenia.” Why Ian Beck Turned Down the Who’s Quadrophenia Album Cover (3) Click on this link for […]

Ian Beck Talks About the Reaction to the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Album Cover

Ian Beck Talks About the Reaction to the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Cover (2) November 10, 208 – 6:00 MSD – Ian Beck has had a long career as an painter, Children’s Illustrator and author. He’s also responsible for one of the most iconic album covers of all time – […]

Ian Beck Talks About Creating The Iconic Cover For Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

It was a pleasure to finally talk to the man that created the Iconic album cover for Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” Ian Beck has had a long fruitful career as both an illustrator and author but, in the end, he may be best known for working with Elton. […]