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Zig
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20 September 2010 - 4.48pm

All of the songs listed so far are great. My favorite EJ song is...

When I was a kid I bought Elton John's single Philadelphia Freedom. It had a live performance of I Saw Her Standing There as the B-side featuring John as a guest artist.

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I remember liking Elton John a lot more after that!

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20 September 2010 - 5.43pm

AFAIK the only Elton John record I've ever bought is this:

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It was released on DJM, which was Dick James' label (he was The Beatles' publisher). I think it was released in 1981 in the UK, but I bought it some years later at a record fair.

This whole post has made me feel very old - I can't remember the last time I bought a 7" single.

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20 September 2010 - 6.28pm

Zig said:

All of the songs listed so far are great. My favorite EJ song is...

When I was a kid I bought Elton John's single Philadelphia Freedom. It had a live performance of I Saw Her Standing There as the B-side featuring John as a guest artist.

a-hard-days-night-john-4

I remember liking Elton John a lot more after that!


Yes, great track! Really shows Sir Elton's versatility. 

 

Joe said:

 

AFAIK the only Elton John record I've ever bought is this:

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It was released on DJM, which was Dick James' label (he was The Beatles' publisher). I think it was released in 1981 in the UK, but I bought it some years later at a record fair.

This whole post has made me feel very old - I can't remember the last time I bought a 7" single.

Wow, not even John Lennon can stand out when Elton's wearing that outfit!


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20 September 2010 - 7.33pm

Zig said:

All of the songs listed so far are great. My favorite EJ song is...

When I was a kid I bought Elton John's single Philadelphia Freedom. It had a live performance of I Saw Her Standing There as the B-side featuring John as a guest artist.

a-hard-days-night-john-4

I remember liking Elton John a lot more after that!


Elton's done some great Lennon covers to also include Come Together and One Day At A Time. He's also got a version of Get Back out there.

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16 July 2011 - 1.40am

If one man ever matched the White Album, it's this man. This man was, potentially, the best 70's artist. My favourite song would have to be Rocket Man.
Any other fans of EJ?

Note by Ahhh Girl 9 June 2014: Post 45-49 were a separate thread originally.

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16 July 2011 - 9.57am

mr. Sun king coming together said:

If one man ever matched the White Album, it's this man. This man was, potentially, the best 70's artist. My favourite song would have to be Rocket Man.
Any other fans of EJ?

No, but I've heard Nikita and Elton John Lennon.

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PennyLane
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16 July 2011 - 7.41pm

You can say I'm a fan. My fav song of his is Your Song or Tiny Dancer. Very talented musician who deserves his recognition.

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mithveaen
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17 July 2011 - 1.27am

I like his songs... I listened to him a lot in the 80s but after he started doing Disney songs... I mean the songs are fantastic but still..

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Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

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MotherNaturesDaughter
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17 July 2011 - 2.56am

I've always enjoyed his music myself. I really haven't found that many songs by him that I dislike and he's always been my favorite piano man.

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27 November 2011 - 5.27pm

Amateur footage of some of John's appearance with Elton appeared last year and you can see it below, just skip to around 3:45 minutes. There is also a video with the sound synced properly with additional related footage used when required but thats been removed by EMI.blue-meanie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....T1HsbPO0oQ

 

(If someone can tell me why its not embedding itself and is a link i'd like to know – you'll have to click and go to the youtube page itself – sorry.)

Note by Ahhh Girl 9 June 2014: Post 50-55 were a separate thread originally.

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27 November 2011 - 7.54pm

Thanks for sharing the link.  Even though taken by a fan, In just the few seconds captured on 8mm film, You can imagine the electricity and excitement from the crowd when Dr. Winston O'Boogie comes out to play a few numbers with Eltona-hard-days-night-john-1

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28 November 2011 - 1.03am

John looks really handsome in that outfit... heartheart

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

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7 January 2012 - 2.19am

I love that concert! It truly is just amazing. I wish I could have been there... a-hard-days-night-john-2

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9 February 2012 - 4.34am

Goddammit, link has been removed. arg, gargle, plop!a-hard-days-night-john-5two-virgins

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9 February 2012 - 1.04pm

Probably sold if for a handsome fee.

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9 June 2014 - 1.58am

I am really surprised Elton John & Sir Paul have never sat down and made music together. 

 

I do appreciate One day at a time and Whatever gets you through the night recorded with Lennon.

 

I have seen pictures of Elton with the other  Beatles but it really surprises me with there were never collaborations with Elton.

 

I guess John was Elton's favorite Beatlle.

Note by Ahhh Girl 9 June 2014: Post 56-57 were a separate thread originally.

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9 June 2014 - 2.42am

In 1997, following the hurricane in Montserrat, George Martin organised a concert at the Royal Albert Hall to raise money (one of his AIR studios being based there at the time). Paul, Elton and Sting (taking a verse each) with Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler performed a version of Hey Jude, which was included on the highlights album, Music for Montserrat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....I_V6fkcgLA

There are other instances of them performing together at charity/special events.

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Ahhh Girl
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10 June 2014 - 1.16am

meanmistermustard said

Amateur footage of some of John's appearance with Elton appeared last year and you can see it below, just skip to around 3:45 minutes. There is also a video with the sound synced properly with additional related footage used when required but thats been removed by EMI.blue-meanie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....T1HsbPO0oQ

 

(If someone can tell me why its not embedding itself and is a link i'd like to know – you'll have to click and go to the youtube page itself – sorry.)

What an absolute bummer that the footage was pulled from the internet. :-( blue-meanie

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Sky999
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10 June 2014 - 3.13am

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is one of my favorite Elton John songs particularly because it reminds me of my brother. It was his favorite Elton John song. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDOL7iY8kfo

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parlance
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10 June 2014 - 4.48am

That's interesting, Sky, another Elton John song, Benny and the Jets, always reminds me of my brother because it seemed to be the only song he ever learned to play on the piano and he played it constantly.

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