Grimsby

  • In Barry Toberman's biography of Elton, it is claimed that he prompted Bernie into writing "Grimsby" because Randy Newman had written a song about Cleveland. There was some suggestion they could make it sound like The Beach Boys. Grimsby is an unprepossessing fishing port on the Lincolnshire coast, so this was probably a private joke. In His Song: The Musical Journey of Elton John, Elizabeth Rosenthal writes: "The joke has probably been lost on many non-British listeners" who may have taken it literally. Taupin was born on a farm near Sleaford, which is about fifty miles from Grimsby. >>
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    Alexander - London, England

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  • Gregpry Mckinney from Glendale Ca UsaYes, this is just another "throwaway" from the Caribou LP from Elton John. And like the other non-releases from this album, it sits like a jewel hovering over just about anything else of its day. Pop radio was so full of wondrous music and spotless production at that time that even this phenomenal track was not even considered Top 40 material.
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