Friday, October 19, 2012

Quote of the Day (Rod Stewart, With Elton John on Safari!)

“Even on safari, Elton insisted on bringing his diamonds with him. He had a black box with various pieces of Cartier jewelry in it, worth God only knows how much, entrusted to his assistant Bob—a bit like the way the U.S. president has someone with him with a briefcase containing the nuclear codes. One night in Africa, as we were having dinner, members of the party decided to sneak this precious box away from Bob and hide it, just to get a reaction. But Elton is a very difficult person to faze. Bob began to panic, but Elton simply said, ‘Don’t worry, darling, it’s only the daytime stuff.’”—Rod Stewart, “Rod’s Wild Years: High Times With the Faces, Elton and the Stones—An Exclusive Excerpt From Rod Stewart’s New Memoir,” Rolling Stone, October 25, 2012

(Photograph of Elton John from the Cher show, air date February 9, 1975)

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