Classic Elton John And Leon Russell Interviews Honor Their New "Union"
When we learned of this collaboration, we decided to visit the WNEW archives and see what we could find. Elton was a regular at NYC radio station WNEW, and Leon had visited the station as well. Check out these classic interviews!
Elton on older people enjoying contemporary music in 1976:
Elton introducing a Leon Russell song on WNEW in 1980:
Elton talking [lastfm]Beastie Boys[/lastfm] in 1988–notice “Bennie And The Jets” in the background, sung not so admirably by the Beastie Boys themselves:
Elton discussing the state of radio in 1988:
Leon Russell jamming during his visit to WNEW in 1992:
Bonus: Watch a short video on the making of Union:
Elton and Leon are taking Union on the road, so keep your eyes on tour schedules. Also watch for a coming Cameron Crowe-filmed documentary on the making of Union.
Read more about Union on Street Date.
Listen to more interviews from the vaults of WNEW.