Elton John: 'Part of me is black'
February 3, 2011
Elton John has revealed he feels "part black". The Rocket Man star said he is moved when he listens to certain songs. He said: "Part of me is black, definitely. I feel black sometimes. I've always felt that way. "I feel an affinity for black music like no other, and I feel sometimes that when I'm playing it that I'm channeling something. "Like Eric Clapton, or when Mick [Jagger] sings the blues. "Black music was our gospel." He said he first felt it when 1974 single Bennie and the Jets topped the urban - then black music - charts in the States. Elton, 63, born Reginald Dwight, told Rolling Stone magazine: "That was the ultimate compliment, a white boy from [London suburb] Pinner has a Number One black record. "It wasn't 'urban' back then, it was 'black'."...
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