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Did you know that in 1986, Elton told Michael Parkinson that Pink Floyd‘s Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Nina Simone’s I Put A Spell On You would be among his picks for ”Desert Island Discs”?

 

Far Out magazine is looking back at the interview during which Elton also cited selections from Edward Elgar; the Rolling Stones (their version of Chuck Berry‘s Let It Rock); William Henry Monk; Thelonious Monk; John Lennon (his rendition of Ben E. King’s Stand By Me); and Wham!
 
For ”luxury item,” Elton opted for a telephone, so he’d be able to call home. 
 
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