He knows his stuff. When I first joined the band Ray kind of took me under his wing.
Musical structure[ edit ] Elton said this in the sleeve notes of the 7-inch single: As I was writing this song one Sunday, I imagined myself floating into space and looking down at my own body.
I was imagining myself dying. Morbidly obsessed with these thoughts, I wrote this song about death. The next day I was told that Guy Burchettour 17 year-old messenger boy, had been tragically killed on his motorcycle the day before.
Guy died on the day I wrote this song. It is instrumental until the end, in which the words "Life - isn't everything 3x " are repeated over the primary melody. It stands as one of the few songs written by Elton John alone. Performance[ edit ] This song has been a live staple in Europe, where it is well known.
It was also one of his most successful singles in the UK, peaking at 4 in Januaryand remaining on the chart for ten weeks. It was a modest success, though, on the American adult contemporary charts, where it peaked at 37 in the spring of The single version cut one and a half minutes from the song.
On The Very Best of Elton Johnthis is mistaken as the duration when it is actually the album version that appears.
The song was used extensively throughout all 6 episodes of the BBC comedy series Happy Families the lead male character is named Guy.Elton John - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wikipedia article with musical career and style, personal life, quotations, discography, hit singles, internal references to related people and topics, .
pfmlures.com: The Illustrated Elton John Discography Includes complete listings of Elton John lyrics, US and UK singles (stock and promotional issues), bootleg CDs, and imports. The story goes that Elton and his friends had ordered groceries from town in England and the guy delivering the items he was involved in an accident and was killed.
This piece of music was written for the guy killed while bringing a delivery to Elton.5/5(2). Guy Burchett was a messenger for Elton's label, Rocket Records. According to reviewer Claude Bernadin, Elton wrote and recorded this piece on the afternoon of Sunday, August 18, He had felt it was a song about death, and only learned the next day that Guy had been killed that very afternoon in a motorcycle accident.
Elton John on Wilson & Alroy's Record Reviews, which contains reviews of about 5, records - rock and roll, pop, jazz, funk, punk, hip hop, Latin - plus concerts, books about music, Top 10 lists, and generally a whole lot of ranting. The Story Behind "Song For Guy" "I wrote the song one Sunday when I was feeling very depressed" explained Elton.
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