Ask ’em who he is, and they’ll tell you he’s a rocketman

Tell them that they’re brilliant, and they’ll do just that. My night class students at high school have succeeded in exceeding my expectations.  Continuing the very short thread of music and pop stars, I featured amongst two K-pop stars, Elton John. This time a biography, as part of a dictagloss exercise.

As part of setting context, I asked about the singers backgrounds. For the students, Elton John, will always be ‘Rocketman’, as I’d used the song in the previous lesson.

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Remember the 80’s? here’s Elton John

Elton John

Elton John

My listening tastes were varied and admittedly, few during the 80’s. During Split Enz but before the coming of Megadeth, I used to listen to Elton John, all of one album.

Listening to him last night I woke up this morning with… a head full of Elton John tunes. I could have not asked for a better artist to wake up to though, those tunes are catchy!