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s02e11: Radio Elton John | WAYNE MARTIN

Elton fan Wayne Martin joins from Boston, USA to tell us about his puppet show, Elton costumes and hats, his recollections of working with The Muppet Show creator Jim Henson and how he came to perform his puppet show for The First Lady as well as show Elton his Elton puppet. Find out what happened right here.

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s02e10: Radio Elton John | IAN BECK

We celebrate Elton John’s most successful album, as Goodbye Yellow Brick Road marks 50 years this month. We speak with the artist who brought the album vividly alive with his creative cover for the gatefold, London-based Ian Beck. We learn how the album was influenced by a work for Irish singer-songwriter Jonathan Kelly. Ian also worked on the artwork for the final Elton tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road. See a favourite through new eyes.

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s02e09: Radio Elton John | “Legs” LARRY SMITH

We celebrate International Podcast Day today with a very special and timeless artist. Elton has often broken from convention musically, and never more so than having a tap dancer from the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band on the Honky Chateau album in 1972. “Legs” Larry Smith tells us how he became Elton’s mentor and went on to reassure him on tour. Find out how Larry and Elton met Groucho Marx and Mae West. The comic-cum-musician tells us how he satirises unsavoury characters and how he had a passion for Holiday Inn….towels. Expect a zany edition of treasured memories.

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s02e08: Radio Elton John | HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY!

This month, Radio Elton John celebrates its first birthday. Launched on 19 August 2022 with a trailer we now come full circle with this short-ish episode where George reflects on some of the interviews he’s hosted, as well as shares some enhancements to elton, the Elton fans’ favourite fan website. And of course play some less-aired Elton music!

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s02e07: Radio Elton John | FAN ROUNDTABLE

In a first, Radio Elton John hosts a multiple guest debate on the end of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, and rediscovers veteran Elton fans. Joining us are: Stephan Heimbecher, founder of Rocket Fan, latterly Hercules Fan Club, Wayne Martin, Elton author Claude Bernardin, Paul Smith, founder of Facebook group Elton John Online. and identical twins who perform on stage with John Jorgenson, Sandra and Tania Differding! All of our guests attended Elton’s final gig in Stockholm on 8 July. We apologise for technical glitches which resulted in some feedback, and for the loss during the broadcast of Claude. We hope to welcome him back another time.

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