Elton John - My Fake Diary

Saturday, 8 September 2012

I've copied this from al.com entertainment: (Good site)

Seven things to know about the 'Rocket Man' before his performance at Huntsville's Von Braun Center

1. John's discography includes at least 32 albums - including a staggering 14 released between 1970 and 1976.

2. He performed with John Lennon during the former Beatle's final concert appearance, in 1974 at Madison Square Garden. Speaking of the Garden, John has played the historic New York venue at least 60 times, more than any other artist.

3. In 1979, he became the first pop musician from the West to do a show in the U.S.S.R.

4. Dude's iPod is pretty sick. In late August, when John deejayed for two hours on BBC Radio 2, his playlist included the following cool selections: Amy Winehouse "Love Is A Losing Game," Nina Simone "The Other Woman," The Rolling Stones "Rip This Joint," ? & The Mysterians "96 Tears" and Scissor Sisters "Self Control."

5. John jammed with Guns N' Roses (when Slash was still in the band!) during a memorable performance of "November Rain" at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards. And it was none other than Guns singer Axl Rose who inducted John into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

6. In 1998, Queen Elizabeth II knighted the former Reginald Kenneth Dwight as Sir Elton Hercules John.

7. John met writing partner Bernie Taupin in 1967. At first their collabos, which would eventually include ridiculously ripe tunes such as "Tiny Dancer," "Your Song" and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," were actually done via snail mail.

That was kind of them... Thought you might like to know.


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