John Mahon has spent 14 years as a musician in Eltons band, so has gotten to visit every corner of the globe and run into the likes of Gene Hackman and Cher backstage.
The 1973 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School will be on familiar turf next week when he appears in concert with Elton at Blossom Music Center. As a teenager, he attended shows there. where he attended shows as a teen.
He was recently asked what drives Elton to tour so much, and replied:
''He definitely loves it, no question. Hes told us this over and over, 'I want to get out there and play.'
''He loves to play solo, too, but thats a little more work for him. The beauty of Elton is hes not the kind of guy to sit back. He never looks back. He just moves forward with everything all the time. If he just sat back and watched the money come in the mailbox, hed go crazy.''
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