The track from 'Tommy' became Elton's first UK top ten single since another cover, of The Beatles' 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.'
With ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player’, Elton John took a giant step towards creative independence, topping the charts in both the US and the UK.
Inspired by The Band’s pioneering Americana, Elton John’s ‘Tumbleweed Connection’ was cinematic in its scope, and a hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
Hailed as “a musical in its own right, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ found Elton John at the peak of his powers, creating his most ambitious album to date.
Why 25 August 1970 was such a monumental occasion in the career of a young English singer-songwriter.
Elton John set out to “shock a few people” with Honky Château. Recorded in just two weeks, it upped his game and included the classic Rocket Man.
‘Caribou’ found Elton John relocating to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for his follow-up to the insanely successful ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’.
The soundtrack album was an early stepping stone for a future superstar.
The long-unseen clip accompanies the new digital EP release of Elton's perennial festive favourite.