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27 Sep 2009

1977: Goaldigger's Concerts

Elton John Featuring Ray Cooper
England, 02/May to 07/May
6 shows

First night benefiting The Queen's Silver Jubilee Appeal. Ray Cooper joined Elton half way through. Elton was saying at the end, "We haven't been doing this song all week, but since it's Saturday... ". It was also the night of the Euro Song Contest. Elton did a very funny parody of the UK entry, "Rock Bottom".

Set list:

Your song
The greatest discovery
Border song
Daniel
Sweet painted lady
Rocket man
I heard it through the grapevine
Candle in the wind
Roy Rogers
Dan Dare (pilot of the future)
Cage the songbird
Where to now St. Peter ?
Ticking
Don't let the sun go down on me
Take me to the pilot
Funeral for a friend
Tonight
Better off dead
Idol
I fell like a bullet
I think I'm going to kill myself
Sorry seems to be the hardest word
Crazy water
Bennie and the jets
Saturday night's alright
Goodbye


Also:

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Friends
Strolling Through The Park
Solar Prestige A Gammon


Dates:

05/02 London, England, Rainbow Theatre
05/03 London, England, Rainbow Theatre
05/04 London, England, Rainbow Theatre
05/05 London, England, Rainbow Theatre
05/06 London, England, Rainbow Theatre
05/07 London, England, Rainbow Theatre

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Charity Performance In Aid Of The Goaldiggers And The Royal Variety Clob Of Great Britain
London, 03/Nov
1 show

Elton John Band comprised China Band members: Davey Johnstone and Joe Partridge on guitars, Cooker Le Presti on bass guitar, James Newton Howard on keyboards and Dennis Comway on drums; Backing vocalists were: Ken Gold, Stevie Lange and Gary Osborne; and also featured percussionist Ray Cooper.

Set list:

Bennie and the jets
Better off dead
Daniel
Roy Rogers
The Goaldigger's song
Where to now St. Peter ?
Shine on through
Tonight
One horse town
I heard it through the grapevine
Island girl
Candle in the wind
Bennie and the Jets
(Gotta get) A meal ticket
Rocket man
Sorry seems to be the hardest word
Philadelphia freedom
Funeral for a friend / love lies bleeding
Your song
Don't go breaking my heart (with Kiki Dee)
Bite your lip get up and dance (with Stevie Wonder)

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