NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 30, 1975
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(Studio) Profile report on rock superstar, Elton John.
REPORTER: Tom Snyder
(Los Angeles, California) John, 28, was born in England as Reginald Dwight. His albums and singles sold 60 million copies. [Mgr. John REED - says Elton is like boy next door.] Crowd cheers for Elton. [Lyricist Bernie TAUPIN - says Elton wants to be successful.] Elton shown singing one of his songs. [JOHN - cites his ambitions.] His latest album was number 1 on charts before it came out. [Co-manager Connie PAPPAS - says Elton consumes music. He buys 2 albums, 2 8-tracks and 2 cassettes of each new musical release. He knows his competition.] [JOHN - cites good writers. No 1 tried to record my songs.] Some of his songs played. Taupin writes lyrics; John the music. [TAUPIN - says he copes with environment. Doesn't really like him.] [JOHN - calls Taupin "lazy sot."] [JOHN - reads from gossip magazine.] [JOHN - says won't be singing own hit records as an old man.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins
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