Elton John is regarded by many as one of the all-time great artists. A fantastic man, pianist, and songwriter by nature. But Richard E. Grant was interested in seeing if he could make a common oven manual into a hit song. You can witness Sir Elton’s amazing musical intuition in action in the video below.
This amazing musical performance was recorded in the UK in 1997 for an episode of “An Audience With” starring Elton John. Among the well-known guests were The Spice Girls, Pet Shop Boys, and Sting.
Many more are present, including Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Claudia Schiffer, Robbie Williams, Janet Street-Porter, Boris Becker, David Copperfield, Stephen Fry, and Richard E. Grant (who is holding an oven manual).
Any musician will tell you that it might be difficult to write music quickly without having rhymes in the lyrics. Even the musical genius struggled for a few minutes before finding his groove, but after following the oven handbook’s instructions and changing the speed and temperature, he succeeded.
Keep watching the complete episode.