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YMMV: Elton John
Awesome Music: Funeral for A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding, first track of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Apparently, according to The Other Wiki, it is the kind of music he wants played at his funeral.
Also, listen to "You're So Static" from the Caribou album. It features the Tower of Power horn section at its best. Pure. Unadulterated. Awesome.
The "classic Elton" period between 1969-1976, while it did not always produce consistent albums, produced many songs which would stand up as standards of the rock era: "Skyline Pigeon", "Tiny Dancer", "Levon", "Crocodile Rock", "Daniel", "Candle In The Wind", "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me", "Philadelphia Freedom", "Bennie And The Jets", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", "Someone Saved My Life Tonight", "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word", "Rocket Man", "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", "Your Song", etc.
Album-wise, Madman Across The Water, Honky Chateau, Tumbleweed Connection, Elton John, Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road are frequently included in lists of the best albums of all time.
Crazy AwesomeUp to Eleven: His increasing flamboyant stage shows of The Seventies. One show at the Hollywood Bowl in 1973 involved a frilly costume, a long staircase, celebrity impersonators, Linda Lovelace as MC and five differently-colored pianos on stage spelling E-L-T-O-N on their sides. They opened up with doves flying out of each one. Later on, his engineer played organ on "Crocodile Rock" while a live crocodile on a leash roamed the stage.
He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas Day, when the New York Times said, "God Is Dead", and the war's begun, Alvin Tostig has a son today
"Rocket Man", "Your Song", "Philadelphia Freedom", "Bennie And The Jets", "Crocodile Rock", "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", "I'm Still Standing"...he is a master of the earworm.
His cover-version of the already earworm-ish "Pinball Wizard". It should be noted that it was (and still is) the only cover-version of a Who song to reach on any Top Ten charts.
Elton's stage moves when wearing aforementioned Donald Duck suit worn at Central Park in 1980 involved rhythmically stomping on the ground and shaking his rear (the suit had "flipper" shoes and an enormous "tail" in the back) through "Bite Your Lip (Get Up And Dance)", then quacking loudly through a few verses of "Your Song", at many points Corpsing at the thought of performing in the ridiculous costume. Word of God was that the "tail" was so enormous, he could barely sit at the piano in it.
Speaking of "Your Song," there's this bit: "If I was a sculptor... [chuckles] ...but then again, no."
"I wouldn't want anyone to think I am an alcoholic, I want them to know I am an alcoholic." explanation Stage banter he made in his solo 1976 Edinburgh show, shot glass with alcohol in hand. Sadly, it would later turn out to be a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment for him with his alcoholism.
Sequel Displacement: Not many people have heard of Empty Sky, except for Americans (it was released in the US in 1975). His self-titled album is often considered his debut although it was his second album.
'Western skies' don't make it right 'Home of the brave' don't make no sense I've seen a scarecrow wrapped in wire Left to die on a high ridge fence It's a cold, cold wind It's a cold, cold wind It's a cold wind blowing, Wyoming