History Music / EltonJohn

31st Aug '16 12:26:24 AM PaulA
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* LongRunner: Since the 1970s.
26th Aug '16 1:02:06 AM KYCubbie
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* ChronologicalAlbumTitle: ''21 at 33'', his 21st album, with Elton being 33 years old at the time. The "21" figure includes live albums and compilations in addition to studio albums.[[note]]The count includes his 14 studio albums to that point, the ''Friends'' soundtrack, ''Greatest Hits'' volumes 1 and 2, the live albums ''11-17-70'' and ''Here and There'', the EP ''The Thom Bell Sessions'', and the rarities collection ''Lady Samantha''.[[/note]]

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* ChronologicalAlbumTitle: ''21 at 33'', his 21st album, with Elton being 33 years old at the time. The "21" figure includes live albums and compilations in addition to studio albums.[[note]]The count includes his 14 studio albums to that point, the ''Friends'' soundtrack, ''Greatest Hits'' volumes 1 and 2, the live albums ''11-17-70'' ''17-11-70'' and ''Here and There'', the EP ''The Thom Bell Sessions'', and the rarities collection ''Lady Samantha''.[[/note]]
24th Aug '16 12:04:23 AM Morgenthaler
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** Before being signed, Elton sang on soundalike low-budget recordings of famous songs of the day marketed to Woolworth's stores, similar to the "Drew's Famous" or "Countdown Singers" albums one finds at department stores nowadays. Occasionally, to capitalize on Elton's later success, you'll find albums like "Chartbusters Go Pop!" or "16 Legendary Covers" featuring these recordings. Witness his covers of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4okU1j9he2Q Spirit In The Sky]]" by Norman Greenbaum, or, erm, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tmKSg5g8S0 Young, Gifted And Black]]" by ArethaFranklin!

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** Before being signed, Elton sang on soundalike low-budget recordings of famous songs of the day marketed to Woolworth's stores, similar to the "Drew's Famous" or "Countdown Singers" albums one finds at department stores nowadays. Occasionally, to capitalize on Elton's later success, you'll find albums like "Chartbusters Go Pop!" or "16 Legendary Covers" featuring these recordings. Witness his covers of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4okU1j9he2Q Spirit In The Sky]]" by Norman Greenbaum, or, erm, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tmKSg5g8S0 Young, Gifted And Black]]" by ArethaFranklin!Music/ArethaFranklin!
21st Aug '16 12:24:49 AM KYCubbie
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* ''17-11-70'' (1971) titled ''11-17-70'' in the US[[note]]The album was recorded on the date of its title. Most of the world renders calendar dates day-first, but the US (and to a lesser extent Canada) use month-first format.[[/note]]

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* ''17-11-70'' (1971) titled ''11-17-70'' in the US[[note]]The album was recorded on the date of its title. Most of the world renders calendar dates day-first, but the US (and US, and to a lesser extent Canada) Canada, use month-first format.[[/note]]
21st Aug '16 12:24:04 AM KYCubbie
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* ''17-11-70'' (1971) [[MarketBasedTitle titled ''11-17-70'' in the US]][[note]]The album was recorded on the date of its title. Most of the world renders calendar dates day-first, but the US (and to a lesser extent Canada) use month-first format.[[/note]]

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* ''17-11-70'' (1971) [[MarketBasedTitle titled ''11-17-70'' in the US]][[note]]The US[[note]]The album was recorded on the date of its title. Most of the world renders calendar dates day-first, but the US (and to a lesser extent Canada) use month-first format.[[/note]]
21st Aug '16 12:23:33 AM KYCubbie
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* ''17-11-70'' (1971) titled ''11-17-70'' in the US

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* ''17-11-70'' (1971) [[MarketBasedTitle titled ''11-17-70'' in the USUS]][[note]]The album was recorded on the date of its title. Most of the world renders calendar dates day-first, but the US (and to a lesser extent Canada) use month-first format.[[/note]]



* MarketBasedTitle: His first live album was titled with the date on which it was recorded. In most of the world, including his native UK, dates are rendered day-first, making the title ''17-11-70''. The North American release was titled ''11-17-70'', reflecting the US (and to a lesser extent Canadian) preference for month-first dates.
19th Aug '16 9:38:50 PM KYCubbie
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* ''11-17-70'' (1971)

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* ''17-11-70'' (1971) titled ''11-17-70'' (1971)in the US


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* MarketBasedTitle: His first live album was titled with the date on which it was recorded. In most of the world, including his native UK, dates are rendered day-first, making the title ''17-11-70''. The North American release was titled ''11-17-70'', reflecting the US (and to a lesser extent Canadian) preference for month-first dates.
25th Jun '16 6:57:34 PM Schroeder1174
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* VocalRangeExceeded: By Elton's 1986 "Tour De Force" concert tour promoting ''Leather Jackets'', one in which Elton and his band would be accompanied on a portion of the set list by a symphony orchestra, Elton would suffer increasing vocal problems due to frequent marijuana and alcohol abuse, bulimic binging and purging and drug-fueled vocal oversinging and misuse, culminating in the recording of the concert film and live album ''Live In Australia'', where he very clearly is struggling throughout the concert from vocal strain and laryngitis. Doctors would soon discover non-cancerous, though career-threatening, nodules in his throat. Surgery done in 1987 would prove successful, but would vocally put Elton out of commission for several months. When he returned by late 1987 at a Prince's Trust concert special, his tenor vocal range [[VocalEvolution would be lowered to a baritone]].

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* VocalRangeExceeded: By Elton's 1986 "Tour De Force" concert tour promoting ''Leather Jackets'', one in which Elton and his band would be accompanied on a portion for part of the set list by a symphony orchestra, Elton would suffer increasing vocal problems due to frequent marijuana and alcohol abuse, bulimic binging and purging and drug-fueled vocal oversinging and misuse, culminating in the recording of the concert film and live album ''Live In Australia'', where he very clearly is struggling throughout the concert from vocal strain and laryngitis. Doctors would soon discover non-cancerous, though career-threatening, nodules in his throat. Surgery done in 1987 would prove successful, but would vocally put Elton out of commission for several months. When he returned by late 1987 at a Prince's Trust concert special, his tenor vocal range [[VocalEvolution would be lowered to a baritone]].
25th Jun '16 6:56:12 PM Schroeder1174
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* VocalRangeExceeded: By Elton's 1986 "Tour De Force" concert tour promoting ''Leather Jackets'', one in which Elton and his band would be accompanied on a portion of the set list by a symphony orchestra, Elton would suffer increasing vocal problems due to frequent marijuana and alcohol abuse, bulimic binging and purging and drug-fueled vocal oversinging and misuse, culminating in the recording of the concert film and live album ''Live In Australia'', where he very clearly is struggling throughout the concert from vocal strain and laryngitis. Doctors would soon discover non-cancerous, though career-threatening, nodules in his throat. Surgery done in 1987 would prove successful, but would vocally put Elton out of commission for several months. When he returned by late 1987 at a Prince's Trust concert special, his tenor vocal range [[VocalEvolution would be lowered to a baritone]].
18th Jun '16 3:21:52 PM Premonition45
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* BecomingTheMask: As a child, he had good eyesight, but started wearing glasses in homage to his childhood hero Music/BuddyHolly. [[BlindWithoutEm After more than 40 years, his eyesight has deteriorated to the point that he really needs those glasses]].
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