Zombies’ Colin Blunstone on Gus Dudgeon’s Elton John Big Chance on “She’s Not There”

Interesting story about someone getting drunk in the studio while the Zombies were recording their first single “She’s Not There” and how that gave future Elton John producer Gus Dudgeon a big chance. Zombies singer Colin Blunstone also talks about how he didn’t expect the band to last long but […]

I love talking about one of my favorite Elton John albums, “Madman Across The Water.” In this clip Former Elton guitarist, Caleb Quaye​ talks about how he felt when Davey Johnstone joined the band on “Madman.” https://youtu.be/_ZZlbeLBioMHe also chats about his new documentary, “Louder than Rock.” https://www.louderthanrock.com HELP SUPPORT ROCK […]

Elton John’s “Take Me To The Pilot” Caleb Quaye Talks About That Famous Orchestral Hook

Interview #3 Former Elton Guitarist Caleb Quaye The Orchestral Hook On “Take Me To The Pilot” by Paul Buckmaster and Produced by Gus Dudgeon. HELP SUPPORT ROCK HISTORY MUSIC..CHECK OUT OUR STORE FOR T-SHIRTS, MUGS ETC https://teespring.com/stores/rock-history-music-store?page=1 OUR NEW INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT https://www.instagram.com/rockhistorymusic/ We have 4 active YouTube Channels featuring John […]

Former Elton Guitarist Caleb Quaye Talks Amount Great Chemistry on Early LPs

It’s always a pleasure to talk to anyone who has worked with Elton John. Caleb Quaye​ is especially always a treat since he was there at the very beginning. Caleb was on “Empty Sky” (1969), Elton John” (1970), “Tumbleweed Connection” (1970), “Friends” soundtrack (1971), and “Madman Across the Water” (1971). […]

Writing With Bernie Taupin Was Different Says Holly Knight

Holly Knight on Writing With Bernie Taupin and How He’s Different Interview Clip # 16 With Holly Knight May 8, 2020 – Holly Knight has had a lot of songwriting partners, Mike Chapman is one of the better known but she has a chance to do some work with Elton […]

Ray Williams Looks Back At Elton’s “Friends” & Paul Buckmaster

March 4, 2020 – That little symphonic soundtrack album from March of 1971 with the bright pink cover still stands up today. The project showcased Elton’s synchronistic vibe with conductor Paul Buckmaster who we lost on November 7, 2017. Ray Williams looks back at Elton’s involvement in the film of […]

Ray Williams Talks Elton’s “Amoreena”, Producer Gus Dudgeon & Marc Bolan

February 26, 2020 – In the early seventies, Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin had a back-story idea for their new song “Amoreena.” The now-classic tune from Elton’s third studio album, “Tumbleweed Connection.” CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR THIS STORY BELOW https://youtu.be/ghz9GqEIu8U That idea? Why not name Ray’s […]

When Ray Williams Met the Guy Who Played Him In Rocketman – Charlie Rowe

Many Elton John fans were very happy to see the details of the singers meeting with lyricist Bernie Taupin in the movie Rocketman. The man behind that historic meeting is Ray Williams who is portrayed by actor Charlie Rowe. In our exclusive interview with Williams, he shared some details on […]

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, […]