02/07/2011 07:50 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Elton John: Lady Gaga Like John Lennon

Well, she has worn a mop-top wig before...

Elton John provides the music for the new Disney-produced lawn love story 'Gnomeo and Juliet,' and in one notable track, the singer does a duet with Lady Gaga. Apparently, she made a good impression -- he's comparing her to a Beatle.

"I love her, she's absolutely amazing. We've become friends. What I like about the Gaga most is that she's amazingly polite and respectful to everyone around her," the singer told The Daily Mirror. "What I loved most about John Lennon is that he was like that. He once gave my mum a lift to the airport and came to my agent's wedding. The Gaga is like that."

This isn't Gaga's first brush with Lennon's legacy. In October, Gaga performed with Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, as part of the experimental band Lennon and Ono formed in the 70's, Plastic Ono Band. And speaking about that in December, Ono said Lennon would have loved her.

"I think she's wonderful. John would have loved her, because she's an artist, she's fearless and she pushes every limit, which we both always adored," Ono said.

Good thing -- in July, Lennon's son Sean tweeted a photo of Gaga playing at his legendary white piano, which drew criticism from fans, though Sean and Ono defended the action.

For more, including Elton talking new son Zach, click over to The Daily Mirror.