Nigel Olsson

Tributes to Gus from friends and colleagues

Nigel Olsson

Drummer and vocalist

Gus Dudgeon was one of the most brilliant producers that I ever worked with. I would put him right in there with George Martin and David Foster. Gus was a joy to work with and always inspired me to do my best. I feel if he had lived, we would have definitely been able to put the band, including Elton, back in the studio again. I know that many people feel the same when I say that most all of the classic hits that we recorded together were some of the best records ever made. We always had a fantastic time together in the studio. One of the most exciting things about the way Gus inspired us in the studio was that he always allowed us to interpret the music in our own special ways. He was always willing to let us all experiment.

We lost a true genius, and he will live in my heart forever.

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