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Elton John mistook Bob Dylan for gardener at 1980’s party

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Elton John mistook Bob Dylan for gardener at 1980’s party

In Elton John‘s autobiography, “Me”, the musician tells the story of when he mistook Bob Dylan for the gardener at a Los Angeles party that took place at the house he lived in in the 1980s.

Elton John said:

“In the late 1980s, I had an insane party in Los Angeles and invited everyone I knew. In the middle of the night, I was ‘high’, absolutely stoned, when a clumsy guy I didn’t recognize came into the bright garden,” the musician says.

“I thought it might be someone on my staff, the gardener. I demanded aloud to know what the gardener was doing, pouring himself a drink,” he reveals.

He continues:

“There was a moment of silence and shock between the people, which was broken by my assistant who said to me:‘ Elton, this is not the gardener. It’s Bob Dylan ‘”.

Embarrassed, Elton comments:

“Looking forward to making up, I started guiding him to the house and said to him:‘ We can’t have you in these terrible clothes. Let’s go upstairs and I can lend you something.’

John explains that Dylan was “horrified” by his comments: “His expression suggested that he was trying hard to think of something he wanted to do less than dress like an Elton John.” Despite the confusion, the musicians spent time in each other’s company after the party.

Me, Elton John’s autobiography, will be released on October 15th.

I am a brazilian journalist, a classic rock and heavy metal lover. Music has always been part of my life, helped me through tough moments and was with me to celebrate the good ones. When i became a journalist i knew i wanted to write about my passions. After college I did a postgraduate degree in digital communication. This has helped me to make the website better and bring the best of classic rock to the world! MTB: 0021377/MG

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