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Who Did Elton John Listen To In 1971?

You might imagine that someone who plays music would listen to a lot of it. Elton John has confessed that he loves it all. When asked in 1971 what kind of music he listened to, he said, “Pretty much everything, aside from easy listening and traditional jazz … I like the stuff Miles [Davis] has put out, and Charles Lloyd and Chick Corea and some of the stuff Sun Ra does—and I like the Band and Neil Young, and Burt Bacharach is a genius.”

Perhaps Elton does not enjoy easy listening because for a while he was supporting himself by recording Muzak for supermarkets!

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