Elton John Details The Making Of “Tiny Dancer” Back In 1970

In 1970, Elton John introduced and explained the structure of a new song he was working on with his musical partner Bernie Taupin. They would call it Tiny Dancer. The song’s lyrics were inspired by Taupin’s first visit to the US in 1970, and were intended to capture the spirit of California, where he found the women he met highly contrasted with those who he had known in his home country of England. Later, Taupin stated in a 1973 interview in Rolling Stone that the song is about Maxine Feibelman, his wife at the time.