An artist who designed the iconic cover for Goodbye Yellow Brick Road has requested that the original picture be returned.
Ian Beck was paid $688 (£430) for his artwork which was used on the sleeve of the classic 1973 record.
He now wants his original piece returned – and he is convinced Elton is in possession of the picture.
Beck tells the Daily Mail, “I did the cover for Elton’s label Rocket Records. Elton loved it and it was a very successful album… I think Elton kept the cover work… So if you are listening, Elton, I would like the Yellow Brick Road back, please, because I created it.”
A spokesman for Sir Elton tells the publication, “I have no idea whether Elton has it, but presumably if he does, he paid for it so it is his; £430 was a hell of a lot of money back then. A bit weird, isn’t it, to ask for something back 38 years later?”