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Did You Know: “Tiny Dancer” By Elton John

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Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/GettyImages

Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/GettyImages

Jim-Carson Jim Carson
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Today our ‘Tickets @ 2′ song of the day is “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John.

The lyrics are the usual Bernie Taupin words, Elton’s songwriting partner, inspired by Taupin’s first trip to America. Bernie traveled with the band and would usually stand by the soundboard during shows.

The “Blue jean baby, LA Lady, seamstress for the band” is about Mazine Feibelmann, who was Bernie’s girlfriend when he wrote the song and became his first wife in 1971. She traveled with the band on their early tours, often sewing together costumes and fixing their clothes. Plus, on the Madman Across The Water album it says, “With love to Maxine” under the credits for the song. Elton even came out with the fact that Bernie wrote if about his girlfriend.

When we play it between two and three we’ll take caller #15 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a pair of tickets so see the Pacific Symphony perform Beethovens’s Greatest Hits at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre August 21st.

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