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 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

General fan inquiries

Top 10 of fan mail questions


General fan inquiries

Can you send me an Elton John autograph?

Many of you ask for an Elton John autograph, but unfortunately we are not in the position to grant your wish at this time.

As you can probably imagine, we do receive many similar requests almost every day. Although we do get a few signed photos for distribution among the fans from Elton sometimes, this is far from being enough to meet with the high demand.

Please keep in mind that Elton is a very busy person, and he is hardly ever at the same place for a long time. For that reason, it is not easy to get hold of him at all. But even if we could Elton would not have the time to sign that many personal autographs.

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What is Elton's private address?

Save yourself effort and time to make us tell you one of Elton John's private addresses. We won't give it to you for whatever you will offer us. Instead, please respect Elton's privacy. If you like to send a fan letter to Elton John, please refer to the page Elton John Fan Mail for instructions.

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Where do I get a backstage pass?

Sorry about the harsh word, but 'forget about it'! Backstage passes are issued for people working behind the curtain, such as crew members. Furthermore, to be backstage is not as exciting as most people think. Actually, it is similar to sightseeing in a factory. Everybody is working hard to make it a perfect show for fans like us to enjoy. That's why the most you will see is lots of hectic people running around, and the chance of you blocking their way is high.

Being backstage is not sex, drugs and rock'n'roll! Instead, it is hard work for most of the people. Think of this, and bury your dream about getting a backstage pass for one of Elton John's concerts. Trust us, it is not worth the effort.

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Where do I get permission to use one of Elton's songs for a commercial product or event?

If you plan to use one or more of Elton's songs in the context of a commercial product or event, application should be made to the Clearance Department of Universal Music at +44 208 752 2600.

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Top 10 of fan mail questions

1. I have written a song / some lyrics. Elton, can you please perform it / make it into a song?

Elton does sometimes put lyrics from other artists to music or performs music by other artists. However, only he decides with whom he wants to work together. Obviously, he only does this for very good friends. He cannot possibly grant this wish for fans.

Please also note that Elton and Elton's management are unable to receive unsolicited musical material (either sent as a gift or for professional purposes and therefore all such material will be returned. Elton's management and record company maintain a strict policy to ensure that unsolicited materials are never show to Elton.

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2. Elton, could you please write a song about my sister / my mother / my neighbor?

Elton does sometimes write songs about certain people, or better: Bernie Taupin, his lyricist, does. Elton will certainly not write songs about people that he does not know or people that do not mean anything to him or Bernie Taupin.

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3. Elton, could you please perform at my wedding / my graduation ceremony / my grandmother’s funeral?

Yes, Elton did perform at Lady Diana’s funeral, and yes, he did perform at weddings/birthdays for very close friends. But he does so only for those people very special to him. If Elton performed for everyone who requests his presence at any event, he would not have time to do any more concerts or record new albums!

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4. Elton, could you please dedicate a song to me at the concert in … ?

Elton does sometimes dedicate songs to people whom he knows very well or who mean a lot to him. Please let him decide whom he wants to dedicate songs to. He will not fulfill song or dedication wishes.

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5. Elton, would you please donate some money to our hospital / our school?

Elton has founded his own AIDS Foundation, the Elton John AIDS Foundation. And he does lots of charity work besides that. He cannot possibly help all worthy causes that would like him to help them financially or otherwise.

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6. I am a struggling musician. Elton, can you find a record company for me?

Elton already supports lots of young musicians but he is no record company and he cannot listen to every demo sent to him. However, Elton makes a point of keeping up with all the latest new releases. Once you have found a record company and released your album he might find your music worth promoting but he will not do so by request.

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7. I have very little money. Elton, can you borrow me some?

NO! (see also question 5)

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8. Elton, my greatest dream is to meet you. When will you meet me?

Of course, every fan wants to meet Elton and talk to him personally but he simply does not have enough time to do so. Our suggestion: take part in competition where you can win a Meet & Greet with Elton. Radio stations often do such competition when Elton concerts are coming up.

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9. I can sing very well. Elton, would you please sing a duet with me?

Elton does sometimes perform with other artists but he only does so with very good friends or with artists he finds worth promoting. If you become famous one day you might be one of the chosen few but you cannot just request this big favor from him.

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10. Elton, can you please perform a show in my hometown?

It is up to Elton and his management where he performs. A lot of organizational work goes into every show before Elton even enters the stage. Just wait and see – in some time he might come to your hometown. And: If you are such a big fan, why don’t you invest the time and money to see him – even if he performs further away?

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