Rick Astley brands Elton John 'ridiculous and crazy' as he details their ...

RICK ASTLEY - singer and Never Gonna Give You Up hitmaker - has opened up about his unlikely connection with Sir Elton John, while branding him "ridiculous and crazy".

PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 15:01, Sun, Oct 18, 2020

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Rick Astley, 54, who rose to fame with his hit 80s song Never Gonna Give You Up, has gone into detail about when he first met Sir Elton John, 73. The popstar explained why the Rocketman singer is "ridiculous and crazy", as he explained their personal connection.


He's got time for people.

Rick Astley

In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Rick spoke out about his memories of Elton from over the years.

He stated: "Well, he was kind enough to come and play the piano on a record of mine donkey's years ago when I was a kid and he basically invited my wife and I out for dinner in LA.

"I kind of know his world a tiny bit because I'm really good friends with his guitar player [Davey Johnstone] he’s been with for forever.

"And his wife [Kay Johnstone] and my wife are best friends, they’re both from Denmark... Davey I've known forever."

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Rick Astley Elton John pictures crazyRick Astley talks memories with Sir Elton John (Image: PA)

Rick AStley interview pictures never gonna give you upRick Astley brands Elton John as 'ridiculous and crazy' (Image: PA)

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Rick, who wed his producer other half Lene Bausager in 2013, went on to explain how Elton is still "in love" with music after rising to fame in the seventies.

"He’s very great. He's very gracious with people. He's got time for people.

"I just think it is a standout amazing thing that he's still in love with music. He's still listening to music all the time. But, he’s ridiculous. He's absolutely crazy."

The star then revealed that the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road singer continued to invest in "bags of CDs" when downloads came in.

Sir Elton John interview pictures Rick AstleySir Elton John bought bags of CDs years ago (Image: PA)

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