Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Elton John dropped Goodbye Yellow Brick Road on the world in 1973, delivering this treasure trove of classic songs written with lyricist Bernie Taupin. The title song, Bennie And The Jets, and Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting were all massive radio hits, but there were so many deep cuts and gems on this record that could just as easily have dominated the airwaves. I’ve Seen That Movie Too, All The Girls Love Alice, This Song Has No Title, Harmony…just on and on. The album opened with a long instrumental (Funeral For A Friend) that segued into the rocking Love Lies Bleeding, featuring Elton’s killer backing band. For a long period of time in the ’70’s, the outrageously entertaining piano man (not to be confused with the guy who wrote that song by the same name) could do no wrong. This album may very well have been the creative and financial peak of Elton John’s career.

Written By Braddon S. Williams

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