Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton's Little John?: Music's Most by Gavin Edwards

By Gavin Edwards

Intercourse, medicines, Rock 'n' Roll, and . . . Ham Sandwiches?

If you're a song fan, you'll be conscious of a few of music’s such a lot enduring mysteries. the place did Pearl Jam get their identify? Are the White Stripes similar by means of blood or through marriage? Did Mama Cass quite die from choking on a ham sandwich? Gavin Edwards has heard on the subject of each unusual query, racy rumor, and legend of the tune international. because the author of Rolling Stone’s “Rolling Stone Knows” column, Edwards proved himself as a one-man encyclopedia of track minutiae. Now he stocks all of his wisdom with you. glance inside of to discover the solutions to those questions and extra:

•What’s the relationship among The seashore Boys and Charles Manson?

•How did Dr. Dre and Eminem meet?

•Did Mick Jagger and David Bowie relatively sleep together?

•What’s the care for Led Zeppelin and the shark?

•What’s the feud among The Smashing Pumpkins and Pavement all approximately?

•Was Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” particularly written approximately his such a lot deepest physique part?

Is Tiny Dancer rather Elton’s Little John? would possibly not let you know who shot Tupac or why Celine Dion continues to be allowed to make files, yet with thorough learn and solutions immediately from the mouths of the performers themselves, Edwards might help you turn into a track geek extraordinaire.

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Fritz Piersig, but also by former Melos editor Dr. Heinrich Strobel. 90 Egk’s role in wartime Germany stands out in contrast with that of other German musicians, who scrupulously avoided taking on a politicocultural stance on behalf of the Nazi regime in territory conquered by Hitler’s army and being especially sensitive with regard to France, which had such an overwhelming cultural tradition of its own. ”94 Not surprisingly, various financial bonuses and official honors came his way in good time, to mark Werner Egk’s success.

There was a foil: Egk’s new deputy was to be Franz Grothe, wisely a man from the U-Musik sector, who as a writer of popular film scores (Watch out! ; Roses from Tyrol) not only knew Goebbels well but actually was considered a Nazi. But evidently he had not been the minister’s or Graener’s first choice. Originally, the honor was supposed to have gone to Grothe’s film composer friend Theo Mackeben (Ohm Krüger), who, unlike Grothe, had a late-Weimar left-wing past, culminating in a collaboration with Brecht and Weill, which in that respect actually resembled Egk’s own.

In any event, Brigitte Bergese developed a liaison with Werner Egk, whom throughout 1945 she saw on a regular basis. 122 On 24 December 1945, Captain Jenkins, driving in from Stuttgart, made his first personal visit at the Orff home to join them in the celebration of Christmas. Brigitte Bergese today remembers Orff and Jenkins, both in a jolly good mood, arriving at the house in the afternoon together, where they met Elisabeth and Werner Egk. Orff and Jenkins obviously had had a lot to talk about already—presumably with respect to Orff’s own political clearance at the hand of the Americans.

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