Heritage Award for Elton John venue

Among those to witness the unveiling on Saturday May 29 will be PRS for Music chairman Ellis Rich and George Hill, the landlord who hired Sir Elton for his first gig in 1962 when the pianist was just 15.

Sir Elton soon became the weekend pianist at Hill's hotel playing the Namaste Lounge Thursday to Sunday nights for £25 and tips. Known at the time as Reggie, the world famous singer/songwriter played a range of popular standards, including songs by ...

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