Elton John: "In the '70s I was a very naughty boy and I had a lot of fun"

February 24, 2021

Elton John compares himself to the character of Olly Alexander in the TV series "It's A Sin".

The 73-year-old artist welcomed the Years & Years singer, who plays the role of Ritchie Tozer in the much-discussed Channel 4 series, on the "Rocket Hour" radio show on Apple Music 1.

Set in London from 1981 to 1991, the series chronicles the story of four friends in a decade in which everything changes and AIDS spreads.

"It simply came to our notice then. I was a very naughty boy and I had a lot of fun and I did not care what I would do ", said Elton John and continued:" We are alike! We share many similarities. At the age of 18 I moved to London, I did this to make a name for myself. "

"I wanted to be an actor, I wanted to be a musician and I really identified with Ritchie right away," he said of Olly Alexander. spirit, which sends so much positivity ".
Elton John continued: "I love the essence of what you represent. It really touches me, I love people with such positivity ".

John's comments on the series "It's A Sin" followed the same pattern.

"I have to say that as a gay man who has lived through that time, he is probably one of the best things I have ever seen on TV! For those of you who have not seen it, you must see it, it will have a lasting impact ", he stressed.

Elton John also praised Olly Alexander: "I find you inspiring and I told you when I called you and by the way we are in the same record company, I talked to them and they told me about you, how great you are. I told you when I called you that when this situation with COVID has calmed down, I will take you all for dinner and we will have a great time! ", He said.