Elton John held his annual AIDS Foundation benefit dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria last night but also used the day to launch a new Fireside Fragrance Collection which offers a range of scented candles inspired by his English country estate. QVC anyone? Ten percent of the proceeds go towards the AIDS charity. Sounds like an uber-gay stocking stuffer to me.
In related news, Bernie Taupin’s former home at 9 Beck Hill, Tealby, where the lyrics to “Candle in the Wind” were allegedly written, is on the market:
“Legend has it in Tealby that Elton John would block the lane with his pink Rolls Royce when he rolled up for parties there. It is also said that lyrics for ‘Candle in the Wind’ were written there and ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ was inspired by the road at the bottom of Beck Hill while Taupin was at the cottage he called Piglet in the Wilds.”
Elton John a Not So Tiny Dancer [tr]