Just Jack unaware of Elton's status

Just Jack didn't know Sir Elton John was a world famous and critically acclaimed musician when he first met him


This article is from 2009.

Just Jack

Just Jack unaware of Elton's status

Just Jack didn't realise how famous Sir Elton John was when they first met.

The 'Day I Died' singer was given advice from the pop legend - who helped him secure a management deal - when starting his career but insists he was never over-awed by the 62-year-old musician's worldwide celebrity status.

Jack said: "I didn't really see him as anything beyond a guy I met and had a little chat to. At the time, to be honest, I wasn't that aware of the breadth of his songwriting and hadn't heard that much of it when I was young."

Since finding success, Jack has forged a firm friendship with 'Fear' singer Lily Allen and considers them both very similar artists.

The 34-year-old star explained: "There have been comparisons made between us, so I guess these things are inevitable. When I first heard her, it was like listening to myself."

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