Shoes: Boots worn by Elton John (1975)

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    Men's Fibre Glass Boots
    Pair of boots moulded in fibre glass by the Northamptonshire chemical firm Scott Bader and put together by the props department of Columbia Pictures. 4 foot 6.5 inches high.

    Story: These boots are actually stilts that were worn by Elton John in the 1975 rock opera film 'Tommy'. They are modelled on 'cherry red' Dr Martens. Elton John played the Pinball Wizard and kept the boots until he sold them in 1988. They were bought by R Griggs, makers of Dr Martens and are on loan to Northampton Museum.

    Rights info: Courtesy of R Griggs & Co

    Location of collection: Northampton Museum & Art Gallery www.northampton.gov.uk/museums

    Part of: Northampton Shoe Collection

    Reference number: L519

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    1. Calogero Mira 50 months ago | reply

      Northampton Museum and Elton John? Thanks.

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    2. skinny vinnie 30 months ago | reply

      Epic Opera

      Still an Epic Song..

      Great Album..

      I always wondered who had the boots......

    3. strawdogrob1 23 months ago | reply

      Are the boots still on display at Northampton Museum? I'd like to go and see them :-)

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