Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Elton Mourns Alain Toussaint, Featured in Sunday Times Feature
David Furnish is still irritated that he let his husband, Sir Elton John, talk to a fake Vladimir Putin. “That was quite an elaborate hoax,” he says, wagging a bejewelled finger at me across the table. “We did check it out and it stood the first acid test. They had the right names and the right phone numbers.
“The minute the call came in, I said, ‘Please, please, let’s make sure this isn’t a hoax,’ because we all remembered the fake Sarah Palin call with Sarkozy.”
When it did transpire that Elton John had been duped, it made headlines. “Then, of course, the real Putin did call,” Furnish adds. “He was lovely and polite; he was very, very gracious on the phone.”
- More at The Sunday Times
One of the greats has gone. Irreplaceable. Thanks for all the years of wonderful music. The lights go dim over New Orleans. Elton John speaking about Alain Toussaint.