Elton and Betty White
Elton and Betty White
The two were married and became notable Little Rock eccentrics, playing music all around town while sometimes delivering newspapers on the side. Elton ran for a seat in Congress, while Betty challenged Bill Clinton, her former co-worker, in an Arkansas gubernatorial race with the sole platform of lowering the age of consent to 14. During this time they recorded at least three albums: "The Best of Elton and Betty" (which is not a compilation), "Sex Beyond the Door," and the mysterious, elusive "Hard Deep Sex Explosion." Each album - but "Sex Beyond the Door" in particular - is a searingly honest, bizarre gem in which the two expound on aspects of their daily lives and sexual inclinations while playing dubiously-tuned ukuleles and tiny guitars. "I Am the Master of Love," "I'm In Love With Your Behind," "I Don't Really Like Oral Sex Much at All," "The Little Dicks Fit Me Best," "My Three Feet Red Hot Tongue Is Sweet as Sugar," "Your Breast, I'd Love to Carresst [sic]" - it is through songs such as these that the true depth of their love for each other is revealed, in the process making their oeuvre arguably the most listenable and entertaining in the entire genre of Outsider Music. Having had their fill of Little Rock and frustrated by the sometimes provincial nature of its entertainment industry, the pair moved to California's Venice Beach sometime in the early 1990's, where they delighted tourists on the famous boardwalk and even got their own public access TV show, which ended up winning several awards. They were featured on shows such as "Sally Jesse Raphael," "The Arsenio Hall Show," "Maury Povich," radio programs like "The Dr.
Demento Show," and were even voted Sexiest Couple in LA. Betty died in 2004, never having known the level of respect or success she deserved. Her legacy of brilliant, hilarious music, though, lives on, and plans to revitalize Elton's career are in the works. Look for "Sex Beyond the Door" coming soon to a store near you! If you know more about their story or would like to contribute more music or information, write to us here or at firstname.lastname@example.org! We are especially looking for any footage of their public access show! Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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