Thursday, September 21, 2006

vintage reflections

Vintage Elton John tickets from September 1973 - $5.00

We saw Elton John at the old Atlanta Stadium in 1973. He literally lit up the stage in his electric coat. He rocked the house, belting out songs, dancing, and banging on the piano.

He played songs from his 1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album, which we happen to have here in the cabinet (LP version of course).

We saw him for a second time a few years ago, playing with Billy Joel, dueling pianos. A great performance by both individually and together. (got the t-shirt!)

According to this week's Time magazine, Elton has a new album out this week:

"Great music is timeless. The most interesting element here is John's voice; it's a lot scruffier than you might remember. At 59, he stretches to hit the high notes he used to kill, yet the strain gives his glossiest songs something they have never had before: a little grit."

While the other kids were Rocking Round the Clock
we were hopping and bopping to the Crocodile Rock


KCQuilter said...

Oooh, just saw Elton on Ellen this week! He still "brings it"!!! I think the music from the 70s is the absolute best and have slowly replaced those LPs with CDs.

Motherkitty said...

I wish I had memorabilia from all the concerts I saw in the 1960s and 1970s. Never saw Elton John in person but I have always thought he was amazing.

Tammy said...

now that tune at the end will be going around and around in my head for the rest of the!

jellyhead said...

I am so jealous that you have seen Elton John *twice*!! That must have been such a blast!

Anonymous said...

OH YES, I saw Elton in concert in 1973 in Virginia. It was great! I saw him another time in concert, but I am too feeble minded to remember where! I have that album too! That was some good times and great songs!