U2's Bono sends Elton John heartfelt letter, Elton replies

music news 20/05/2020

Throughout lockdown, U2’s Bono has been sharing letters to the music community - and one of his latest ones were addressed to none other than the iconic duo of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

In the letter, Bono revealed how influential musician Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin was for him and how they changed his life when he was 14. With this emotional letter, Bono showed his gratitude to Elton and stated that he is a big fan of him.

Bono wrote:

“Dear Elton and Bernie,

Of all people. you both know sometimes songs are not what they were meant to mean, but rather what they need to mean to someone. I was 14. In a fox hole In Vietnam and fighting with my brother, Norman, at the time. It was some kind of civil war…

The kind that follows a convulsion, a revolution, or a great bereavement where the world around you caves in and despots are required to restore order… But at the time it might just have been that I borrowed his Trump 350 without telling him and before I could ride one… The type of problem that might inspire a bro to leave Ireland for the Costa Brava!

Your fan, Bono.”

Elton John saw the letter and couldn’t help but respond via Instagram Story.

“It’s so kind of you to include Daniel on such a special playlist. I’m humbled that our song had such a profound effect on you. Your friend, Elton.”