Davey Johnstone is best known for his 40 plus years as a member of the Elton John band, and one of Rock’s most versatile guitarists. Starting out in the folk world, he was a session musician in the UK and ended up playing on the Bernie Taupin album in 1970. This led to his joining the Elton John Band and recording the vast majority of Elton’s hits. Davey was quickly noticed to be a highly talented musician and was asked to play on many records with artists such as Joan Armatrading, Kiki Dee, Leo Sayer, Alice Cooper, the Who, Rod Stewart, and Meat Loaf.
Davey currently is musical director for Sir Elton, and they are still touring and playing to wildly appreciative audiences worldwide.
07 June 2016 // Signing Off // Thank You
To all you wonderful people who have written in with great questions, observations, etc., I’m sorry to say, I no longer have time to address your posts — we are embarking on the last few years of the LONG and winding road of my career with Elton. I guess we’re looking at roughly another 3-4 years and then gracefully fade away ( at least that’s the plan! ) I hope you’ve enjoyed our connection as much as I have. In the roughly 5 years I’ve been doing this, I’ve really only had one or two negative posts out of several thousand, so thanks for being so articulate and interested.
In signing off I must thank Denny Seiwell, Jeff Silverman, and Tommy Onyx for making this forum possible, and I sincerely hope all you fans and interested parties understand my reasons for having to wind it up now.
Keep the faith and I’ll see you out on the rocky road!
Much love and respect,