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It was a blast, but I left Elton John's orbit long ago

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29.05.2019

I remember having to study the lyrics of Your Song, by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, in high school. It was the 1970s and studying lyrics to pop songs was, well, so 1970s.

Look at us staid, fusty, dusty curriculum masters, we’re now studying – studying! – pop song lyrics. We studied James Taylor, too – hummed along, not really knowing what Fire and Rain was all about below the surface. It didn’t matter.

Actor Taron Egerton, right, and singer Elton John.Credit:Vianney Le Caer/AP

The release of the film Rocketman, about the life of Elton John, will spark memories in a legion of fans, but for me it is also a reminder of the moment I stopped listening to John.

Time conquers many things; it shapes and reshapes your........

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