I heard Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, and that was it. I didn't ever want to be anything else. I just started banging away and semi-studied classical music at the Royal Academy of Music but sort of half-heartedly.
Bands today have to learn their craft by putting the hard work in that we did when we were young performers.
Once I'd heard 'Modern Times' by Bob Dylan, it really changed the way I wanted to make records.
Well, I was making a record, and I had to choose a name, because they said, you know, you can't make a record under the name of Reg Dwight, because it's never going to - you know, it's not attractive enough.