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Elton John walks into a Vancouver records store and asks “Do you have any Tech N9ne records?”

Elton John, one of the biggest names in Rock ‘n’ Roll and possibly music history, walked into a Vancouver record store and when the clerk asked “May I help you, Sir Elton John?” Sir Elton John asked if they had any Tech N9ne on vinyl!

Apparently, the store clerks couldn’t believe what they were hearing. Unfortunately for Elton the store was completely sold out of all Tech’s records so he had to settle for a stack of albums from the 1980s British pop band Scritti Politti. (Whoever the fuck that is.)

Tech N9ne himself has posted about this. You can check out the CBC article by CLICKING HERE or check it out below.

Check out the Noisey article by CLICKING HERE.

I wouldn’t have guessed in a million years that Elton John was a Technician.

Elton John walks into Vancouver record store, asks for rapper’s vinyl

Elton John spent about $200 on records in downtown Vancouver. The British musician is performing in Victoria this weekend as part of a world tour. (Beat Street Records)

Store clerks ask, “May I help you, sir?” all the time but it’s not every day that they get to ask, “May I help you, Sir Elton John?”

That’s what happened in downtown Vancouver on Thursday when the British music legend strolled into a record shop and dropped a couple hundred dollars on vinyl.

“I came in from the back and there was Elton John standing there with his two bodyguards, digging through records,” said Beat Street Records manager Lindsay Tomchyshen.

The bodyguards weren’t the type to get mistaken for tiny dancers.

“They were big guys,” Tomchyshen said.

John signed a copy of his 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road before he left the store. (Beat Street Records)

So, what did the artist known for hits like Rocket Man and Bennie and the Jets want to buy?

“He asked my boss if we had any Tech N9ne, like, the gangster rapper and I was not expecting that,” Tomchyshen laughed, referring to the Kansas City-based artist.

Unfortunately, Beat Street was sold out of Tech N9ne, so John settled for a stack of albums from the 1980s British pop band Scritti Politti instead.

Tomchyshen said John was polite, posed for some pictures and signed a copy of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Then he was gone, kind of like a candle in the wind.

John, who will be 70 later this month, plays two shows in Victoria this weekend before continuing his world tour, which is set to wrap up in December.




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  1. Guest


    Comment posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017 10:14 pm GMT -5 at 10:14 pm

    Not every gay man has good taste.

  2. scruffy


    Comment posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017 10:52 pm GMT -5 at 10:52 pm

    damn, whats that guy carryin, a desert eagle?
    fuckin mp5, maybe…?
    nobody knockin over ‘mr elton’, it would seem.

  3. Stonedhenge


    Comment posted on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 06:42 am GMT -5 at 6:42 am

    I may still be the only person that dosent like tech’s music.

  4. Carnivalkilla44


    Comment posted on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -5 at 9:00 am

    This is dope! And good eyes @scruffy.
    I grew up listening to Elton (and still do). Always wanted to catch a live show. He came to a small arena in CT a few yrs back. Still kicking myself for not attending. If I do ever go see him, best believe I’m gonna buy some strange music gear just for the show lol.
    Anyone smell a collabo?

  5. meanie

    Comment posted on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 04:33 pm GMT -5 at 4:33 pm

    The bitch is back!!!… and he’s looking for Tech N9ne.

  6. scruffy


    Comment posted on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 09:02 pm GMT -5 at 9:02 pm

    title of this article reads like the opening to a joke.
    they should collaborate. sound like one of those projects that looks terrible on paper, but somehow turns out extra dope.

  7. Stonedhenge


    Comment posted on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 03:44 pm GMT -5 at 3:44 pm

    “Captain GAY!” Lol

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