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Actress Tells Son About Her Elton John Crush

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On the old One Day at a Time sitcom, Valerie Bertinelli's character had a crush on the Rocket Man.

 
She even took on his role to sing Don't Go Breaking My Heart, while Mackenzie Phillips, who played her sister, took Kiki Dee's part. The 1976 episode was basically a variety show which was put together by the characters for a retirement home. 
 
Now Bertinelli has shared her thoughts about the entertainer with her son on this week's Mother's Day episode of SiriusXM's Classic Rewind series, Wolfgang's Top of the Pack.
 
As the young musician got ready to play Elton's Burn Down the Mission, Valerie said: ''Elton John. I thought I was going to marry him before I met your dad {Eddie Van Halen}.''
 
Wolf quipped: ''That wouldn't have worked.''
 
His mother agreed, adding: ''But I still love and adore him, and I think he's brilliant. This is one of my absolute favourite songs, 'cause I love the piano rideout.'' 
 
The 62-year-old, who says she wore out the album, Tumbleweed Connection (which includes Burn Down the Mission), continued.
 
''I was able to meet him with your dad, and he definitely liked your dad more than me.''
 
 

Elton John & Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
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