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Step Right Up And Feel The Man’s Muscles: Honky Chateau

Charles Shaar Murray, Cream, June 1972

THESE DAYS you have to get fashionable before you get successful or else you get resented, and, if you get too successful without first being fashionable enough to please all the little cultists, they throw the whole shitbowl at you. That’s what they did to Elton John. Despite the fact that he’d been slogging around the basements of the business for donkeys’ years, when he eventually broke through he did it so fast that people began to hate him because they thought he was an overnight success.

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