Did You Know: "Bennie & The Jets"

The ‘Tickets @ Two’ song this afternoon is “Bennie & The Jets” by [lastfm]Elton John[/lastfm], a song he wrote as an homage to “Glam Rock,” a style defined by outrageous costumes that were popular in the early ’70s, especially UK artists like David Bowie.

“Bennie” is a female character according to Elton, describing her as a “sci-fi Rock Goddess.”

The falsetto vocal is Elton trying to sound like Frankie Valli. He was a fan of [lastfm]Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons[/lastfm] and always went to their concerts when he was growing up.

Elton didn’t think “Bennie & The Jets” would be a hit…think again, it went all the way to #1.

Be caller 15 to win Chevron World Challenge gallery pass tickets at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784). You’ll see Tiger Woods host the event and some of the worlds best golfers at the beautiful Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

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