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Goodbye: The Birds Can Nest Again

Eltonites: this is the last season of AllSongsList of all time. I do love Elton John, more than ever. He gave and gives me everything. It's not very original to say his music is the soundtrack of my life, but it is. I discovered him by chance on a radio station magazine in 1984, and ever since I have been a devoted fan. Not criticism to him, always trying to understand the artist, the person at last. Although I've never met him, and won't do, he seems being a part of my family. Everyone around me knows he's my passion.

30 years about recollecting dates, set lists, songs, charts, etc, i'ts a long time. There's an extensive list, an endless list with everything, that I will have to stop. I thought about making a self-press book, just to send Elton, with everyhting, as an agreement for much he has doing for me. I know that Adrian Collee has everything maybe I have, but I didn't have the facilities as they had for sure. I ever wanted to be Adrian Collee for all of this, hehe, but I am not. Other times, I thought about leaving everything on a box because maybe is no interested in those estatistics. I will make a question about what to do. What I have it clear is that I want not to have any profit in there, because so much eltonites, so much related artiststo Elton, related people, were collaborating in the site without any proft, just sharing their time, and having fun with me (and me with him, of course). So it will not be serious doing something for money. I don't have the need, I don't want to do that.

I began the blogsite years ago, and I recognize the first years I was more involved than now, with more time, less personal responsabilities. The blogsite allows me to meet very good people, very good friends. Most of you, eltonites, I had the chance to meet in person; others I will.

I want to thank everyone, one by one, for sharing your time with me and my alter ego, Jack rabbit. We will finish the 30 lists of eltonites, who with their kindness, make an effort to make an impossible list in running order. For me, it doesn`t matter if one is more critic or less critic with Elton, I am sure everyone of us loves him, so there's no need to fight. So everyone have their part in the blogsite, and I am not in any part. Just I am an eltonite. So, we will finish that before it all stops forever.

I would like to thank everyone as I said, specially to the expertises in the different comittees of expertises we had, and also to the greatest fifth of a kind: Rosenthal, Turano, Bernardin, Matlock, Sigler. You were and still are my mirror.

And thanks Jack Rabbit. Or Miquel myself. I still don't know. Enjoy the last series and thanks always for your support.

19 Sep 2009

1992: The One Tour

The Elton John band:

Davey Johnstone as musical director and lead guitar, Guy Babylon on keyboards , Charlie Morgan on drums , Bob Birch as bass player, Mark Taylor on keyboards and guitar, and finally the beatiful Marlena Jeter, Mortonette Jenkins & Natalie Jackson on backing vocals.

Legs Of The Tour:

The One Tour
Europe, 26/May to 21/Jul
36 shows

This two-hour extravaganza features staging, costumes, and lighting designed by Gianni Versace. Elton featured a little interaction with Eric Clapton on their duet in some of the shows. In Rotterdam, Elton ended his setlist after 90 minutes with only a couple of hundred people shouting for encores while others wait Eric Clapton. Press described Elton as a not-bad support act. Also, it was said that the "Live In Barcelona" concert, George Michael and Eric Clapton would duet with Elton, but finally this didn't happen. Recorded on July 21, 1992, this was Elton John's first live concert film in six years.

Set list:

Don't let the sun go down on me
I'm still standing
I guess that's why they call it the blues
Tiny dancer
Philadelphia freedom
Burn down the mission
Simple life
The one
I don't wanna go on with you like that
Mona lisas and mad hatters
Mona lisas and mad hatters part two
Funeral for a friend / Love lies bleeding
Sorry seems to be the hardest word
Daniel
Blue avenue
The last song
Sad songs
Rocket man
The show must go on
Saturday night's alright
Bennie and the jets

Sacrifice
Candle in the wind

Song for guy
Your song


Also:

Runaway Train

Dates:

05/26 Oslo, Norway, Spektrum
05/27 Oslo, Norway, Spektrum
05/29 Stockholm, Sweden, Stockholm Stadium
05/31 Copenhagen, Denmark, Osterbro Stadium
06/01 Dortmund, Germany, Westfallenhalle
06/02 Dortmund, Germany, Westfallenhalle
06/04 Frankfurt, Germany, Festhalle
06/06 Koblenz, Germany, Rock Am Ring Festival
06/07 Bremen, Germany, Weser Stadium
06/09 Munich, Germany, Olympia Hall
06/10 Munich, Germany, Olympia Hall
06/12 Munich, Germany, Olympia Hall
06/13 Vienna, Austria, Prater Stadion
06/15 Berlin, Germany, Berlin Waldbuhne
06/16 Berlin, Germany, Berlin Waldbuhne
06/17 Nimes, France, Les Arenes
06/18 Paris, France, Hippodrome de Vincennes
06/19 Rotterdam, Holland, Feyenoord Stadium
06/21 Sheffield, England, Sheffield Arena
06/22 Sheffield, England, Sheffield Arena
06/26 London, England, Wembley Stadium
06/27 London, England, Wembley Stadium
06/28 London, England, Wembley Stadium
06/30 Birmingham, England, NEC
07/01 Brussels, Belgium, Forêt Nationale
07/03 Lausanne, Switzerland, Pontaise Stadium
07/04 Basel, Switzerland. St. Jakob Stadium
07/06 Bologna, Italy, Stadio Communale
07/10 Monza, Italy, Stadio Brianteo
07/11 Nimes, France, Open Air Arena
07/13 Madrid, Spain, Plaza de Toros Las Ventas
07/15 Seville, Spain, Estadio Benito Villamarín
07/16 Lisboa, Portugal, Lisboa Stadium
07/18 Oviedo, Spain, Estadio Carlos Tartiere
07/19 La Coruña, Spain, Real Coliseum
07/21 Barcelona, Spain, Mini-Estadi F.C. Barcelona

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The One American Tour
America, 11/Aug to 21/Nov
53 shows

As In Europe, Elton dedicated "The Show Must Go On" to Freddie Mercury and performed this number away from the keyboard, with a hand-held microphone. Also, he dedicated "The Last Song" to the people suffering from AIDS. George Michael finally appeared in Los Angeles, CA performing "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" with Elton as an encore; although Elton opened the concert with the same song.

Set list:

Don't let the sun go down on me
I'm still standing
I guess that's why they call it the blues
Philadelphia freedom
Burn down the mission
Tiny dancer
Simple life
The one
I don't wanna go on with you like that
Mona lisas and mad hatters
Mona lisas and mad hatters part two
Sorry seems to be the hardest word
Daniel
The last song
Funeral for a friend / Love lies bleeding
When a woman doesn't want you
Whitewash county
Rocket man
All the girls love Alice
Sad songs
The show must go on
Saturday night's alright
The bitch is back
Candle in the wind
Your song


Also:

Blue Eyes
Runaway Train
Spanish Harlem


Dates:

08/11 Atlanta, GA, Lakewood Amphiatheatre
08/12 Atlanta, GA, Lakewood Amphiatheatre
08/14 Charlotte, NC, Blockbuster Pavillion
08/15 Raleigh, NC, Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
08/17 Cyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
08/19 Toronto, Canada, Canadian National Exhibition
08/21 New York City, New York, Shea Stadium
08/22 New York City, New York, Shea Stadium
08/24 Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend
08/25 Houston, TX, Woodlands Pavillion
08/26 Houston, TX, Woodlands Pavillion
08/29 Los Angeles, CA, Dodgers Stadium
08/30 Los Angeles, CA, Dodgers Stadium
09/02 Denver, CO, Fiddler's Green
09/04 St. Louis, MO, Riverport Amphitheatre
09/05 Indianapolis, IN, Deer Creek Music Center
09/06 Nashville, TN, Starwood Amphitheatre
09/08 Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend
09/11 Chicago, IL, Poplar Creek Music Center
09/12 Chicago, IL, Poplar Creek Music Center
09/13 Pittsburgh, PA, Star Lake Amphitheatre
09/15 Mansfield, MA, Performing Arts Center
09/16 Mansfield, MA, Performing Arts Center
09/18 Mansfield, MA, Performing Arts Center
09/19 Landover, MD, Merrifield Post Pavillion
09/20 Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavillion
09/22 Philadelphia, PA, The Spectrum
09/23 Philadelphia, PA, The Spectrum
09/25 Albany, NY, Knickerbocker Arena
09/26 Syracuse, NY, Carrier Dome
10/01 Hartford, CT, Hartford Civic Center
10/02 New York City, New York, M.S.G.
10/03 New York City, New York, M.S.G.
10/05 New York City, New York, M.S.G.
10/07 New York City, New York, M.S.G.
10/09 New York City, New York, M.S.G.
10/10 New York City, New York, M.S.G.
10/16 Detroit, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
10/17 Detroit, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
10/20 Houston, TX, Woodlands Amphitheatre
10/21 Houston, TX, Woodlands Amphitheatre
10/23 Texan, TX, Frank Erwin Center
10/24 Baton Rouge, LA, LSU Assembly Center
10/25 Dallas, TX, Starplex Amphitheatre
10/28 Phoenix, AZ, Desert Sky Pavillion
10/30 Oakland City, CA, Oakland Coliseum
10/31 Sacramento, CA, Arco Arena
11/02 Los Angeles, CA, Great Western Forum
11/04 Los Angeles, CA, Great Western Forum
11/06 Los Angeles, CA, Great Western Forum
11/13 Mexico City, Mexico, Azteca Stadium
11/14 Mexico City, Mexico, Azteca Stadium
11/21 Buenos Aires, Argentina, River Plate Stadium

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