Elton John Visits Vancouver Record Store, Asks For Hip-Hop

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(Beat Street Records)

It’s not everyday you find Sir Elton John shopping for vinyl in your record shop.

But that’s exactly what happened to Beat Street Records employees in Vancouver, British Columbia on Thursday.

“I came in from the back and there was Elton John standing there with his two bodyguards, digging through records,” said Beat Street Records manager Lindsay Tomchyshen to CBC News.

So what did the superstar look to buy? Perhaps some vinyl from his friend Paul McCartney, or perhaps his collaborator Gladys Knight?

“He asked my boss if we had any Tech N9ne, like, the gangster rapper and I was not expecting that,” Tomchyshen laughed.


A taste of Tech N9ne.

There was no Tech N9ne left in stock, so John left with albums from ’80s British pop band Scritti Politti instead.

Tomchyshen said John posed for photos and autographed a vinyl copy of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. In total, he spent about $200.

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John signed a copy of Yellow Brick Road for Beat Street Records. (Beat Street Records)

He’ll be heading to Victoria, BC to play two dates over the weekend.

What would you ask Elton John if you ran into him at a record store? Let us know in the comments below!


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