Friday, November 12, 2010

Meet the woman in "Someone Saved My Life Tonight"

Classic Elton John song mentions Euless woman

JOYCE MARSHALL/Special Contributor

12:00 AM CST on Friday, November 12, 2010

By PRESTON JONES / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News

EULESS – For most, "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" is just another classic rock song.

Even though the lyrics of 'Someone Saved My Life Tonight' aren't exactly flattering, Linda Hannon says she's not angry. 'There's no bitterness there,' she says.

For Linda Hannon, it's a pointed reminder of a very turbulent, confusing and painful time in her life.

In the summer of 1970, Hannon (then going by her maiden name, Woodrow) was engaged to a struggling musician, sharing a flat in London's East End with him and his collaborator and supporting all three of them with secretarial work. She had been in the relationship for nearly two years, but less than a month before the nuptials, Hannon's beau returned home late – around 4:30 a.m. – from a night of drinking with friends and told her it was over.

"I was devastated," Hannon, 66, says now, perched politely on the edge of her couch in her home in a quiet Euless subdivision.

The musician who got away was Reginald Dwight, best known to the world now as Elton John.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Billboard week 2 @ #6, week 3 @ #10, I'm impressed...

I was expecting "The Union" to plummet on the charts in its second week.  I assumed all the Elton and Leon fans bought it week one and that it would drop probably out of the top 20.  Well boy was I wrong.  It comes in at #6 for week two.

And now week three has just been released and its at #10.   Whoo Hoo!