How many hours?
Loved Elvis yesterday. His performance was so intense I couldn't look straight at him. He was staring at me while singing "National Ransom" so I had to look at my notes instead. He thought he'd break his strings and so it proved. Always enjoy speaking to Elvis, one of the most intelligent and warm -hearted guests you can meet.
We have our first three-hour Drivetime today (with apologies to Bob Harris Country fans) as the whole team are based at The Roundhouse in Camden, London where the Radio 2 Electric Proms kick off tonight. They've always been noted for interesting collaborations but now that Radio 2 runs the ship, a line up of Elton John, Robert Plant and Neil Diamond takes some beating.
Our position looks over the gold-paved streets of London and is (coincidentally) next to the bar. On today's show we'll speak to Sir Elton and Leon Russell live and then in our special final hour some big names who have worked with Elton. Rumer will sing live as will Judy Tzuke who was signed to Elton's Rocket records in the 70's. Gary Osbourne and Kiki Dee will be there too.
Quite where Nigel will do his fish pie routine I have no idea bit let's get him cooking for the stars!
And I would love to hear any Elton stories you have. Concerts you went to, albums and singles you were given as presents, memorabilia you still keep. And your favourite EJ song and why, if you have a moment (similar requests for Plant and Diamond stuff on the way).
Have a calm and controlled Thursday. See you at 17.05. For three hours.