PUBLISHED: 18:15, Thu, Oct 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:50, Thu, Oct 8, 2020
Sir Elton John, 73, recently sat down for an emotional two-part interview where he spoke candidly about his music idol John Lennon. It comes ahead of the latter's 80th birthday which is being celebrated on October 9th.
The Rocket Man singer chatted with the Beatles legend's son Sean Lennon as he reflected on his relationship and shared love of music with the late star.
Elton opened up about an extraordinary two-year period with John, who he finally met in person in 1973.
During the candid interview, the pianist was left taken aback after Sean revealed that Elton's Your Song caught John's attention and he also loved the way the crooner sang.
Sean explained: "Because I've read that dad, when he first heard your voice he was in America, I think already, and he was thinking, that's the first new kind of British singing that he really liked and dug.
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Elton John left stunned amid John Lennon discovery 'Didn't know that' (Image: GETTY)
Sir Elton John and John Lennon performed on stage together (Image: GETTY)
"I think he said that he loved your music and the songs and he liked the song, Your Song."
He continued: "He saw a picture of Bowie and hadn't even heard him yet, but just kind of got the vibe and thought he was gonna be cool as well."
When quizzed about whether he knew about this, Elton admitted he had no clue.
"I didn't know about that," the Crocodile Rock hitmaker admitted.
John Lennon rose to fame as one-fourth of The Beatles (Image: GETTY)
"I knew, I had a telegram from George when my