Elton John performed a pivotal position in John Lennon and Yoko Ono‘s relationship, he reveals in his new autobiography, “Me.”
Within the ebook, the “Rocket Man” singer opens up about his friendship with the Beatle, recounting an evening when the superstars have been utilizing cocaine collectively on the Sherry-Netherland resort in New York. The pair heard a knock on the door, solely to see Andy Warhol via the peephole.
“Would you like him coming in right here taking photographs if you’ve bought icicles of coke hanging out of your nostril?” Lennon requested Elton, earlier than deciding to not let the artist in, in line with the ebook.
Elton additionally shared a guess he made with Lennon that resulted in Lennon reuniting with Ono. The duo agreed that if Elton’s track “No matter Will get You Via The Night time” made it to No. 1 on the music charts, Lennon must get on stage at Madison Sq. Backyard and carry out it alongside Elton.
Lennon hardly ever carried out reside after the Beatles broke up, however when the track topped the charts, Lennon agreed to play on Thanksgiving 1974 — on the situation Ono wasn’t there, as a result of their relationship was strained on the time.
“After all, Yoko turned up anyway — which I've to say is very Yoko,” Elton defined.
The night time ended with all of them again on the famed Pierre Lodge, however extra importantly, with “John reuniting with Yoko, having Sean — my godson — and retreating into a lifetime of home contentment within the Dakota Constructing.”
Seems, the Rocket Man was additionally a little bit of a wingman.