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He says: "Do you recall the story about Long John Baldry? In his early years, his backing band was The Hoochie Coochie Men.
It was back then that he first appeared at Newcastle's Club a'Gogo as an unknown singer alongside Long John Baldry.
He is also no mean songwriter - his number "It Never Rains But It Pours" was recorded by Jimmy Witherspoon and he has written for Lulu, Maggie Bell and Long John Baldry.
The club and music scenes were at their best with household names performing in the area during the month of May including at the nightspot La Bamba (Barron Knights), at Marimba (Billy Fury), Fiesta (CliffBennett), Kirk (John McCoy's Crawdaddies), ABC Stockton (Hermans Hermits /Dave Berry /Mindbenders /Pinkertons Assorted Colours), Mr Mcoy's (Long John Baldry), Titos (The Karlins and Vince Hill), and Astoria (Teens and Twenties Nights) On the international front, Tommy Steele, England's first rock 'n' roll star was taking Broadway in America by storm.
Now in his 75th year, he became widely recognised as "the guitarist's guitarist" who first learned his acoustic blues technique from Long John Baldry and Davy Graham.
We sat at a table with the Animals and Long John Baldry, who was also there.
That was also the time he officially changed his name from Reginald Dwight to Elton John--which combined the first names of Bluesology saxophonist Elton Dean and singer Long John Baldry. "I adored him (Bernie).
There's Groovy Little Suzie by Bo-Pete, before he became Nilsson and Up Above My Head by Long John Baldry & The Hoochie Coochie Men featuring a then unheard of Rod Stewart.
The catalogue of artists he played and recorded with includes Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Alexis Korner, Chris Jagger, Marc Bolan, the Rolling Stones, Stefan Grossman, Bert Jansch, Howlin' Wolf and Mark Knopfler.
A few years later after a drunken night out in Twickenham, musician Long John Baldry asked him to join his band which later became the highly acclaimed Steampacket.
No 1 single: Let The Heartaches Begin by Long John Baldry. No 1 TV show: The London Palladium Show (ITV), 19.9 million viewers.
The group backed legendary British musician Long John Baldry. A conflict of interests with the latter caused arguments and Dwight left shortly before meeting lyricist Bernie Taupin.