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Elton’s Rocket Man based on Ray’s...Rocket Man!

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30 January 2020, 09:55 PM
greenray
Elton’s Rocket Man based on Ray’s...Rocket Man!
In today’s LA Times, Bernie Taupin, Elton John’s lyricist says, “The song Rocket Man is based on a Ray Bradbury story, “The Rocket Man,” and the idea that in the future, being an astronaut is like driving a cab. The analogy is supposed to be that it’s a 9 to 5 job.” Question was asked about what kind of astronaut works only five days a week. Nice
30 January 2020, 11:17 PM
dandelion
It's on Taupin's website.

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