History of the song:
This was one of the first songs John wrote with Bernie Taupin.
The song was written in 1967.
Elton has said that this song is not about anyone in particular, and Taupin has refused to reveal the identity of the person who inspired this song.
Bernie Taupin wrote the words for this song over breakfast at Elton's parents' house. Elton wrote the music in 20 minutes.
The original lyrics have coffee stains on them.
Elton John was born in Reginald Kenneth Dwight, in Midlesex, England on 25 March 1947.
He is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor.
Elton John started playing the piano when he was only three years old, but he didn’t take formal piano lessons until the age of 7. He had a good musical attitude and the ability to compose melodies too. When he was 11 years old he won a junior scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, and studied there for five years.
When he was studying music, his father tried to steer him toward a more conventional career, such as banking. However, he continued studying music and became a popular artist.
Ronan Keating at Madison Square Garden, New York, in 2000
Billy Joel at The Concert for New York City, on 20 October 2001, John performed the song in a tribute show to the September 11 attacks.
Concert for Diana on 1 July 2007.
The singer Juanes, at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
- Rod Stewart celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin (1991)
Comment on the lyrics and critics or comments by celebritis
The lyrics of this song , talk about love , the first love when he's young and doesn't know what it is, so we can see that he transmit this feeling when he is an innocent person that saw love very different respect a others persons.
critics or comments by celebritis:
Bill Janovitz , from AllMusic, described it as a "near-perfect song".
John Mendelsohn, from Rolling Stone , called the song a "pretty McCartney-esque ballad".
- In a 1975 interview with Rolling Stone, John Lennon said It was a step forward after the beatles and this step it was great .