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.
On his seventh studio album, and second of 1973 alone, Elton's phenomenal creativity moved up another gear.
In a BBC 6 Music interview, he also spoke about the Record Store Day reissue of his self-titled 1970 album.
Why August 25, 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’.
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.
The track from 'Tommy' became Elton's first UK top ten single since another cover, of The Beatles' 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.'
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.