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Sir Elton hangs up his microphone

Old 25th Jan 2018, 16:58
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I saw him live 42 years ago - brilliant.
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 05:42
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I'm surprised he made it this far without dying from Aids.
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 07:01
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When I lived in Northwood London, rumour had it that Elton had played his first ever gig at the Northwood Hills pub and the venue was now on the ‘Elton Tour of London’.

It was also rumoured that the pub manager had sold the ‘original piano’ five times to overseas visitors.��
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 08:15
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Friend of mine at the time in Germany, when asked as to why he wanted to leave such a dynamic organisation....with one very good reason sitting in front of him asking the question and what he would do, dryly replied "Elton John's spectacles bag carrier "....after, apparently, some thought, the reply was that this wasn't what could be classed as a rewarding career....so he then added that working for the Tube would be and didn't involve all the (rude word ) he was getting now. End of interview.

Very good singer and musician though, always worth watching and listening to.
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 11:37
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Shame good old EJ felt the need to abuse press freedom and the public's freedom of speech in order to create a fake public persona in a manner akin to Goebbels. But hey ho...
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 17:23
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Thought it might be good to put in a mention here for Davey Johnstone, Edinburgh-born guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and music director for Sir Elton from 1971 to this day. Some may remember Davey's earlier work with Noel Murphy and Magna Carta pre- the Elton days ...
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 18:09
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Originally Posted by Steamer Ned View Post
Thought it might be good to put in a mention here for Davey Johnstone, Edinburgh-born guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and music director for Sir Elton from 1971 to this day. Some may remember Davey's earlier work with Noel Murphy and Magna Carta pre- the Elton days ...
Not to mention another of EJ's stalwarts, Nigel Olsson.

Give Elton his due, he certainly inspires loyalty among his musicians.
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 23:08
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Originally Posted by Training Risky View Post
Shame good old EJ felt the need to abuse press freedom and the public's freedom of speech in order to create a fake public persona in a manner akin to Goebbels. But hey ho...
Even in a thread about Elton John, Godwin's Law holds true.
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 08:21
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Even in a thread about Elton John, Godwin's Law holds true.
While the super rich buy the court system off to get what they want. Great.
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 14:25
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Stopped buying his stuff after the Blue Moves album, just didn't like his later stuff after that. Caribou, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Captain Fantastic, still some of my favourite albums, and Philadelphia Freedom is my favourite Elton track.
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 16:54
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Brilliant performer and one of the few who put his band in the 70s on royalties. Very smart move as they were all brilliant, shame Dee Murray passed a while back.
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Old 28th Jan 2018, 06:37
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About time too.
The only 'good' thing he ever did was help resurrect Watford FC.
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