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  • Elton John, Soho Square, NY, 1970
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Elton John, Soho Square, NY, 1970


With a Gentleman of the RoadDick James Music asked me if I would takesome pictures of a singer/piano player chap they had, so I said 'okay send him round to my studio.' Next day, this chap called Elton John turns up at my door. He didn’t exactly look at all like a pop star; he seemed just anotherordinary guy, very quiet and a bit shy. I asked him what he did and he said he’d been the piano player with Long John Baldry and lastly in a band called Bluesology. We did a few rolls of film in my studio but it seemed Eltonwasn’t ‘coming alive’ in the shots so I suggested a walk around Soho Square to try to loosen him up and get him more relaxed. At the end of the shoot, Elton sat down on a park bench next to a ‘Gentleman of the Road’ who waseating his sandwich for lunch. It was the best picture of the entire shoot. Many years later it finally appeared in the CD booklet for Elton John Rare Masters, along with a few photos from my other shoots. -- Barrie Wentzell30x40 size is archival digital only.

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Elton John, Soho Square, NY, 1970Elton John, Soho Square, NY, 1970
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