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Elton John says he 'wasn't the best of friends' with David Bowie

Sir Elton John has revealed that he wasn't on the best of terms with David Bowie before his death.

The iconic musician passed away in January aged 69 after a battle with cancer.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, John said the pair "drifted apart" after initially becoming friends.

The 'Tiny Dancer' star admitted that something Bowie said to Rolling Stone in the 1970s soured their relationship.

John said: "David [Bowie] and I were not the best of friends towards the end. We started out being really good friends. We used to hang out together with Marc Bolan, going to gay clubs, but I think we just drifted apart.”

“He once called me 'rock’n’roll’s token queen' in an interview with Rolling Stone, which I thought was a bit snooty. He wasn’t my cup of tea.” Elton then corrected himself and added, 'no; I wasn’t his cup of tea'."

However, the musician "couldn't sleep" when he heard of Bowie's death.

In January, John performed a piano tribute to Bowie at a gig in Los Angeles.

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Watch Elton John pay tribute to Bowie in concert below:


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