"I've got such small hands, I tried to play the guitar and I can't get them round the fret... I can just about get over an octave on a piano. Most pianists have beautiful long fingers; I have little chipolata fingers... That's why I never could have been a classical pianist; I don't have the equipment, but I have the rock 'n' roll fingers." Sir Elton John admits his tiny hands have prevented him from becoming a multi-instrumentalist.