I entered the theatre a few moments late but just in time to see a figure dressed in an exotic red Devil suit with long winding tail bowling down a long hallway escaping a large waiting audience, bursting out into the street and hurling himself into a Taxi Cab on the way to his first nervous breakdown!
Later in the movie, back at the usual rock stars pad-mansion, crowded with hangers-on poolside attending the ever running party, he downed half a container of pills rushes from his room, announced "I AM GOING TO KILL MYSELF" then dove beneath the waves.
This was the stressed-out life of an innocent English School Boy not unlike myself, who had by then given up his male identity assuming the woman’s highly emotional role, losing his own name and identity in order to find fame as a fictional Elton John in the American music industry of the 1970’s 80’s and 90’s becoming a household name on both sides of the Atlantic by then.
Young And Innocent
The young innocent British teenage audience and for that matter, their young parents, had NO IDEA if what was about to HIT them! Not so long before the Beatles, the British government had banned the song ‘Itsy-bitsy Teeny-weeny Yellow Polka-dot Bikini’ for being a bad influence on British teens! Suddenly Jagger was telling them ‘Let’s Spend The Night Together’ and Lennon was feeding them a supply of songs to get high on like ‘Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds"- LSD, and they were being told to ‘Get High’ by The Small Faces.
The last generation of Britains very innocent people back then was no more! All of this accompanied by a ‘gay rock star in a chicken suit.’ Elton John road the waves with the British Invasion to America, where a similar INNOCENT audience was waiting! Never had they been confronted by the kind of onslaught against the American Apple Pie and Bobby Sox lifestyle society destroyed by the example brought to these shores and also homegrown which they were about to suffer!
l lived in England during John’s early years on the music scene. The movie didn’t show his earlier performances as keyboard player with Britain’s HIT making rock star Billy Fury but instead went from his qualifying for a prestigious music academy as a boy to composing music to the pros of a word writing songsmith named Bernie, and playing backup for visiting American artists.
On our way back to Oxfordshire from vacation in Spain we stopped by to visit friends who were part of the London ladies winter ‘Maxi-Coat-Hot Pants’ concert-going set, they had just returned home from an Elton John concert. I had always heard re-hashed 1950’s American Rock in his hits and because of this couldn’t find any real originality about his music, but was happy to sing along as was the rest of the nation! Of course he jazzed it up with the way he dressed and later by educating everyone learning of his lifestyle choice which wrecked his early American career.
You may remember ‘Goodbye English Rose’ the re-write of one of his earlier hits which capsulated the life, death and burial of Princess Diana not covered in the movie, neither was the fact that years earlier America burnt his albums and sent him packing!
It was interesting to see how this had been glossed over by his supposed falling for one of the female characters in the movie and marrying her, when IN FACT he suffered the SHOCK of having his American audience burn his albums and eject him from the US music scene for years after announcing he was gay. He finally accepted the idea of taking on a female companion in a marriage in order to GET BACK HIS HONKIE CAT into the million dollar American music scene. Finally, ELTON JOHN was BACK!
Just like the way John Lennon and the Beatles were treated after Lennon’s "more popular than Jesus Christ" comment which had the Beatles records burnt and a ‘half apology’ extracted from him. America was a much more conservative country than the British and Europeans thought! Thirty years later not so much!
Have We Really Changed For The Good?
Today anything goes! Four of our most recent Presidents have admitted pot or other drug use! Today a President can be elected who’s wife has appeared nude in magazines. Would Kennedy have been elected if Jackie had been laid bare in GQ Magazine? Of course not!
Has America really changed for the good or ‘Are The Good Times Relay Over For Good?’
I remember Queen’s first releases in Britain! The young record buying public was in shock. What was the force involved in taking them from teenage pop stars to Freddie Mercury? No one including myself understood him or the sheer ‘FORCE’ behind his music, his Swedish Rhapsody, and what was to follow!
Now we have the Freddie Mercury 2 movie being made, after enjoying the first movie of his rise to fame, this time around the audience will be enticed into sitting through an agonizing hour and a half of the decline of his health and his death by AIDS. Of course we all sympathies, but happy movie going folks, not for me Sailor.
Can you see where we are at NOW? A ‘powerful force for evil’ has taken us from one extreme to the other, writing in ‘SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL’ otherwise known as ‘A SONG FOR SATAN’ "Won’t you guess my name?" In a song written by one of the Beach Boys he states "I WRITE THE SONG’S that makes THE WHOLE WORLD SING, I am MUSIC and I write the songs." WE ARE BEING LED BY THE SONGS WE SING! Not a good influence on your life!
Beware of the songs which have lead two generations into ‘drug addiction, marriage breakups, and a lifestyle which proves as chaotic as you see portrayed by these legendary figures!
Our Nations Wealth Taken Away
Why have Britain and America gone from the wealthiest nations on earth to becoming the greatest debtor nation in World History in the same number of years it took for only two generations to accept EXTENSIVE DRUG ABUSE which has lowered the life expectancy age in Americas in 2018, a SHOCKING REALITY! A MILLION ABORTIONS PER YEAR, AND A TWENTY TWO TRILION DOLLAR U.S. NATIONAL DEBT.
America is twenty two TRILION Dollars in debt and! Britain is close to Two TRILION Pounds in debt about sixty thousand Pounds for every man woman and child in that little overpopulated island!
All of this since Mick and Keith, John Lennon, Elton John, and Freddie Mercury took controll of our reasoning! Any connection?
No more blessings or real wealth for the American and British people, we have become the greatest debtor nations in world history although the world has NOT YET refused to accept our literally BANKRUPT currency, but that day is fast approaching!!!
Are you really prospering while we placidly accept ALL OF THESE BAD INFLUENCES, lovable though they may be and the music they present is like a drug which we all need to survive in this crazy world? But how far does your paycheck go, does it run out half way through the week?
THERE IS A CONNECTION to the acceptance of theses BAD INFLUENCES, sorry to say, and that is the reality of the lifestyle we have all accepted, and soon our Cities will be wiped from the face of the earth by a vicious enemy In EUROPE which a LOVING GOD will allow, before HE brings ONE THOUSAND YEARS of peace to our music and to our world. May He protect you from what is just ahead for our nations.