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Elton John’s Manager Lover in ‘Rocketman’ — Where Is John Reid Now?

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The Scotland native met Elton at the Motown Recording Studio in the ’70s (in the film the pair met at a party after Elton’s performance at the LA music venue Troubadour) and according to John, Elton “was a dumpy, balding little guy in a funny jumpsuit who used to go around cadging records.”

The film also portrays Elton losing his virginity to John, a moment the real-life Elton made sure was included in the film. “I’m so glad it’s in there because I am a gay man and I didn’t want to airbrush it under the carpet,” he told The Irish Mirror. “I was a virgin until then. I was desperate to be loved and desperate to have a tactile relationship. When they tear their clothes off in the movie, that was how it happened. It was in San Francisco.”

They went on to be lovers between 1970 and 1975, during which time Elton released some of his biggest hits including, “Your Song,” “Candle in the Wind,” and “Rocket Man.”

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