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31 Oct 2009

2003: Mona Lisa Smile Chronology

January 6

Elton John joined the relaunch of BBC 97.3 FM and was also in the studio as the breakfast show's star guest: "He's going to be doing a phone interview because he's in France at the moment. But he wanted to come on and wish Jane all the best and he'll be popping up several times throughout the show." said Mark Flanagan, the managing director of LBC.

January 17

Elton and the band performed at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim. The concert was a special benefit event with special guests like Brian Wilson, doing "Someone saved my life tonight"; Ray Charles, "Sorry seems to be the hardest word" and Bruce Hornsby on "Burn Down The Mission".

January 26

The Recording Academy added "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" album to the GRAMMY HALL OF FAME, honored on recordings of enduring quality, relevance and historial significance. To qualify a recording must be at least 25 years old.

February 4

Attended The Golden Kamera Awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany, where he won the Life's Work Music award, in recognition of 35 years in the music business.

February 6

Special fund-raising concert at London's Old Vic Theatre. Kevin Stacey, then chairman of the board, contributed with Elton's "Harmony", while other guests performances featured Sharleen Spiteri on "Tiny Dancer"; Sting sang "Come Down in Time," Elvis Costello performed "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word," Sinead O'Connor sang "Sacrifice" and Craig David crooned "Candle in the Wind." On "The bitch is back", Courtney Love joined Elton dressed in a Donald Duck costume just like Elton's wore in Central Park in 1980. Fred Mandel on keyboards was the surprise reappearance in Elton's band for that show.

March 24

Exclusive interview with "The Mirror" UK newspaper before his Post-Oscar raising funds party. Asked about artists recording anti-war songs, shown their opposition to Bush government against the war in Iraq and Afganistan, Elton said "America is supposed to be the land of free speech, but that's all gone out of the window. I love America and spend a lot of times here, but if you speak out against the war you're considered a traitor by some many americans".

May 23

Performed at the 10th Annual Cinema Against Aids in Cannes, France. Elton duetted with Lionel Richie on "Three times a lady" and on "I guess that's why they call it the blues"

May 25

He performed "Ballad of the boy in the red shoes" during the Life Ball Gala event in Viena, Austria.

May 26

Announced "an exciting new theatrical project" with his songwriter partner, Bernie Taupin, scheduled to hit the stage in 2005. The musical would be based on three Anne Rice novels: "Interview with the vampire", "The vampire lestat" and "Queen of the damned". Elton said he was composing for an orchestra and would have no electronic components or other modern sounds.

May 29

Opened the Godfather Of Soul in New York, US with a back-to-back one hour show with James Brown.

June 10

Elton starred at Bob and Myra Kraft 40th Anniversary Wedding during an hour and forty minutes set. He sang "Moon River" from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's because this had been the wedding song of the Krafts. While Elton was singing, parts of Audrey Hepburn flick flickered on the screens ending with the Krafts' wedding picture.

June 27

Roughly two dozen of friends, Elton on the list, contributed one track each to this two-CD tribute to Gilda Radner. She died of cancer in 1989 and left behind a rich comedic legacy and millions of fans. Elton's contribution was "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me", althought he recorded a cover of "Ohio" song.

August 31

Elton was the mistery guest at Harley Davidson's 100th Anniversary at Veterans Park, playing for an audience essentially indifferent to his presence, despite Elton's efforts.

September 23

"Are You Ready For Love" was released as a single in England in 1979 to moderate success. DJ FatboySlim, real name NORMAN COOK, had been treating fans to this version on the club circuit and it's proved so successful. So, Ashley Beedle, from Xpress-2, re-mixed "Are You Ready For Love" and after becoming a fixture in the Balearic nightclubs it was used by Sky Sports for an advertisement for their soccer coverage and DJ Fatboy Slim issued it as a single on his Southern Fried record label. It went straight to #1 in the UK and on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

September 30

Nearly every item from Elton's London house in Holland Park has gone on display at Sotheby's before being auctioned. Thousands of items, including elegant and stylish furniture, paintings and works of art and leopard skin sofas and photo frames, went under the hammer. Elton said: "My love of contemporary art and photography is well-documented. I wanted to have the opportunity to display more contemporary work in one of my UK homes, but as my house in Windsor has a very traditional style, the obvious choice was to remodel my Holland Park home, both in terms of layout and interior design, to give me more scope for exhibiting this collection."

October 21

Elton signed an exclusive agreement to perform 75 shows over three years at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, beggining on February 2004. The Red Piano shows closed in Las Vegas in April 2009 with most of the concerts as sold-out.

December 20

"The Heart Of Every Girl" written by Elton and Bernie Taupin for Julia Roberts "Mona Lisa Smile" movie, had been nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the category of "Original song".

30 Oct 2009

2003: Mona Lisa Smile Concerts

Elton John & His Band Tour

United States and Europe, 18/Jan to 18/Dec
25 shows

The Elton John band:

Davey Johnstone as musical director and lead guitar, Guy Babylon on keyboards, Nigel Olsson on drums, Bob Birch as bass player and John Mahon on percussion.

Set list:

Funeral for a friend / Love lies bleeding
Bennie and the jets
Someone saved my life tonight
Ballad of the boy in the red shoes
Philadelphia freedom
The wasteland
Rocket man
I guess that's why they call it the blues
I want love
This train don't stop there anymore
Take me to the pilot
Sorry seems to be the hardest word
Come down in time
Candle in the wind
Are you ready for love
All the girls love Alice
The bitch is back
I'm still standing
Saturday night's alright
Crocodile rock
Pinball wizard

Don't let the sun go down on me
Your song


01/18 Bakersfiled, CA, Centennial Garden
05/30 Green Bay, WI, Resch Center
06/03 Pensacola, FL, Civic Center
06/04 Lafayette, LA, Cajundome
06/06 Laredo, TX, Events Center
06/21 Bucharest, RO, Stadionul Controceni
06/22 Budapest, Hungary, Hero Square
09/27 Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
11/08 Fresno, CA, Save Mart Center
11/14 Norfolk, Virginia, Scope
11/15 Atlantic City, New Jersey, Boardwalk Hall
11/19 Duluth, GA, Arena at Gwinnett Center
11/21 Jacksonville, FL, Veterans Memorial Arena
11/22 Tallahassee, FL, Leon County Civic Center
11/29 Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion
12/02 Paris, France, The Bercy
12/03 Rotterdam, Nederlands, Ahoy
12/05 London, England, Wembley Arena
12/07 Manchester, England, MEN
12/08 Birmingham, England, NEC
12/10 Glasgow, Scotland, SECC
12/12 Luxembourgh City, Luxembourgh, La Coque Arena
12/13 Hamburg, Germany, Colorline Arena
12/16 Milan, Italy, The Forum
12/18 Rome, Italy, Palais de sport


Face To Face Tour

United States, 21/Feb to 08/May
28 shows

The Elton John band:

Davey Johnstone as musical director and lead guitar, Guy Babylon on keyboards, Nigel Olsson on drums, Bob Birch as bass player and John Mahon on percussion.

Set list:

Billy Joel & Elton John
Your song
Just the way you are

Elton John band enters
Don't let the sun go down on me

Billy Joel exits
Funeral for a friend / Love lies bleeding
Someone saved my life tonight
Philadelphia freedom
The wasteland
I want love
Rocket man
I guess that's why they call it the blues
Take me to the pilot
Tiny dancer
Saturday night's alright
Crocodile rock

Billy Joel with the band
Scenes from an italian restaurant
Prelude / Angry young man
Movin' out (with Michael Cavanaugh)
An innocent man
River of dreams
I go to extremes
New York State of mind
It's still Rock'n'Roll to me
Only the good die young

Billy Joel & Elton John with both bands
My life
The bitch is back
You may be right
Bennie and the jets
A hard day's night
Great balls of fire

Both bands exit
Piano man


02/21 Birmingham, AL, Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center02/24 Houston, TX, Compaq Center
02/26 San Antonio, TX, SBC Center
02/28 Dallas, TX, American Airlines Arena
03/02 Oklahoma City, OK, The Ford Center
03/04 Indianapolis, IN, Conseco Fieldhouse
03/07 Pittsburgh, PA, Mellon Arena
03/09 Buffalo, NY, HSBC Arena
03/12 Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena
03/14 Columbia, SC, Carolina Center
03/16 Raleigh, NC, RBC Center
03/28 Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena
03/29 Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena
04/01 Ames, IO, Hilton Coliseum
04/06 Madison, WI, Kohl Center
04/08 Milwaukee, WI, Bradley Center
04/12 Chicago, IL, Allstate Arena
04/15 Cleveland, OH, Gund Arena
04/17 Minneapolis, MN, Xcel Energy Center
04/19 Fargo, ND, Fargodome
04/22 Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
04/24 Albany, NY, Pepsi Arena
04/26 Albany, NY, Pepsi Arena
04/30 Chicago, IL, Allstate Arena
05/02 Detroit, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills
05/03 Detroit, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills
05/05 St. Louis, MO, Savuis Center
05/08 Chicago, IL, Allstate Arena


Elton John Solo Tour

Europe, 17/Jun to 21/Dec
24 shows

Set list:

Your song
Border song
The greatest discovery
Someone saved my life tonight
Ballad of the boy in the red shoes
Mona lisas and mad hatters
Honky cat
Rocket man
I'm still standing
Tiny dancer
I want love
Philadelphia freedom
Candle in the wind
Moon river
Sorry seems to be the hardest word
I guess that's why they call it the blues
Original sin
This train don't stop there anymore
Carla / Etude
Take me to the pilot
The one
Blue eyes
Bennie and the jets
Crocodile rock

Don't let the sun go down on me
Circle of life


06/17 London, England, Hampton Court Palace
06/18 London, England, Hampton Court Palace
06/20 Bonn, Germany, Museumsmeile
06/24 Moscow, Russia, Kremlin Palace
06/28 Sundswall, Sweden, Park Arena
06/29 Trondheim, Norway, Torvet City Square
07/01 Bergen, Norway, Koengen
07/03 Skane, Sweden, Christinehof Castle
07/04 Horsens, Denmark, Friluftscenen Lunden
07/06 Valletta, Malta, The Granaries Il-fosos
07/08 Madrid, Spain, Plaza de Toros las Ventas
07/10 Taormina, Italy, Teatro Greco Romano
10/12 Darmstadt, Germany, Stadium Boellenfalltor
07/13 Nimes, France, Les Arenes
07/15 Lucca, Italy, Piazza Napoleone
07/16 Caen, France, Zenith
07/19 Hull, UK, KC Stadium
07/20 Newcastle, England, Telewest Arena
07/22 Exeter, UK, Powderham Castle
07/23 Montauban, France, Stade Sapiac
11/30 Paris, France, L'Olympia
12/01 Cannes, France, Palais Des Festival
12/19 Venice, Italy, La Fenice
12/21 Barcelona, Spain, Palau St. Jordi

28 Oct 2009

Kim Bullard by Katy Rose

Hey Eltonites, I am so proud to have one incredible artist here. She's a well known artist, with a fruitful career as singer and as an actress. The doors of allsongslist are wide open to receive one of the greatest artists we could find out there: ladies and gentlemen, the fabulous Katy Rose.

Born on 27th January, 1987, she's real name is Kathryn Rosemary Bullard. She was born to a singer mother (a background singer for many 70's icons) and musician father Kim Bullard, who was often away as a tour keyboardist for Crosby, Stills, and Nash and Art Garfunkel and as a member of the band Poco. Katy also appeared on two successful movie soundtracks: Mean Girls and Thirteen.

She grew up in Tarzana, California, with music always present for obviously reasons: "My grandmother, his mother, was always very musically inclined. She was a harp dealer and made sure each one of her kids made music a top priority", said Katy to allsongslist. And added: "They lived in Atlanta, Georgia in a sweet neighborhood where my father became the town paper boy at a very early age. I think my grandfather really instilled a hard work ethic in his boys. When Dad started playing in bands he was maybe 14 or so."

The story continued, as Katy explains: "By the time he was in high school he was doing gigs all over the south with his respective bands. He didn't even make it to his own prom... he was playing at another school's dance! At 17, the guys in his band decided to move to LA and make it big, and my dad tagged along. Shortly after he made the move to Hollywood, he met and fell in love with my mother (Cecelia Gisiger), a night club and back-up singer. She often toured with him as a back up singer or just for company, much like I would do as a child."

To be the daughter of successful artists might be not easy: "Due to his unconventional job, I grew up on the road with him and in his studio".

Kim Bullard started to play with successful bands: "He was either really lucky or really talented because he started working right away. He was an original member of Poco and then toured with Crosby, Stills, and Nash, YES, Peter, paul, and Mary, and Art garfunkel (to name a few)".

Recently, Kim Bullard became a member of Elton John band as the new keyboard player. And I thought about inviting Katy to quote on him, encouraging him on the new adventure, as all eltonites do. And she accept it because "I am always happy to talk about my father. I love letting anyone who hasn't had the pleasure of knowing him in on the not- so -secret fact that he's such an amazing person". Wow!!! We know that because it's true.

I would like to ask Katy, how's Kim Bullard as an artist: "He is hard working, determined, compassionate, creative, and musically brilliant. I've worked with so many musicians and producers all across the spectrum, and I still always chose him for the job when I need something to sound perfict". More than this: "Not only am I lucky enough to call him "dad", I've also had the pleasure of working with him for the past decade."

Yes, Kim Bullard was the producer and engineer of Katy's debut 2004 album: "By the '90s they had two kids and my dad began a very lucrative career as a music producer. A perfect example of his meticulous grace and artistry in music is my first album, "Because I Can". What started out as a lifetime of making music with my dad in our backyard turned into something larger than anything we could have ever anticipated when I got a record deal at 14".

I truly recommend this album we're talking about, "Because I Can". Sometimes funny, sometimes sarcastic, it's a collection of songs about a teenage wasteland. "I am such an open book" she explained. And she is. She's a sense of poetry in writing words. Songs like "Enchanted", with great lines as "I broke my crown while kissing/little flowers" or my favourite "Teachin' Myself To Dream" with: "I'm teachin' myself to / Belive in the things I don't understand / I don't even know if they're true / That's what dreamers do".

Her second album, "Candy Eyed" was released more than three years after her debut album, and on an independent record label River Jones Music.
"My career has been crazy and he has been with me every step of the way" explained with emotion Katy. "I am insanely lucky to have that kind of support in the cold world that is the music business. And added: "Being his daughter has definatly molded me into the artist I am today".

We didn't know what follows, and we congratulate: "Before my father got offered this amazing job, his latest role had been Father of the Bride (which he was wonderful at). He even pulled it together to deliver the most amazing speech ever"

We open our arms to Kim Bullard and wish him all the best in the new adventure: "We are all so happy to be a part of the Elton John family now. We all miss my dad, but we couldn't be happier that he is out playing music in the world again (not to mention with such an epic artist). He is eternally grateful for this opportunity; and I know you are all going to love him... just like I do!". Yes for sure, we love him and will support him.

Thank you very much Katy for sharing your time with us. For me it was incredible to chat with you, and I wish you too all the best of the world. Thanks for being in the music, Katy. A big kiss.

Oh, Guess what? I've got here a very good friend of yours that would like to say some words about Kim Bullard:

"Kim Bullard is one of the Great Ones!
I've had the pleasure of working with him many times.
He is a good friend!
Kim in Elton's a great match!!


Yes, it's the fabulous Richie Zito. I would like to thank him for helping me with this welcome!!! A surprise for you Kim!!

27 Oct 2009

2003: The Singles Music Charts

Are You Ready For Love

United Kingdom
N. 1 (14 Weeks)

N. 4 (10 Weeks)

N. 31 (9 Weeks)

N. 57 (4 Weeks)

N. 75 (4 Weeks)

N. 49 (3 Weeks)

N. 78 (1 Weeks)

25 Oct 2009

1971: Madman's Chronology

January 14

"Your Song" was featured on Tops Of The Pops

January 23

Elton, representing Britain and Eric Burdon, America, were booked to appear at first MIDEM Music Festival, but timing only allowed to play each 14 minute set. Burdon roared away for an hour and ten minutes, refusing to leave the stage. A furious Elton stormed out and refused to follow him. Beofre the incident, Elton declared on Melody Maker: "There's one track I like (on new Eric Burdon's album) but he should have been born black and given us all a rest".

February 8 to 19

Elton cancelled some dates for medical advice due to the pressure of sustaince work.

March 3

Royal Festival Hall concert, with Elton backed by a full orchestra conducted by Paul Buckmaster.

March 11

Elton was the guest star on BBC TV's Andy Williams Show. About the show, Elton explained: "Andy Williams wanting to do "Love The One You're With", which is OK by me, and it's going to be Mama Cass, me, Ray Charles and Andy Williams. Ray Charles didn't come -- I can't blame Ray Charles, he's probably been through all this before, he didn't come to any of the rehearsals, and he didn't want to sing "Love The One You're With", so then it was gonna be "My Sweet Lord", and he didn't want to sing that, they got down to "Heaven Help Us All", and he didn't want to sing that, but they said it was that or nothing, so we all sang that. Ohhh, and they cut one of our numbers off. We spent all day and I did my "Goodbye", Andy bit and they never showed it which was a real drag because I was quite good in it."

April 11

On "This Is Your Song: The Elton John Interview", by Mike Quigley, Tracey Lee Hearst & Rick McGrath, Elton explained that Leon Russell was his idol: "The first time I ever met him, he was in the front row of the Troubadour in Los Angeles. It was the second night we were there and I thought awww...I was great until the last number and I saw this... this great bloody most incredible looking person in the world... and I saw him there and my knees went zzzippp!... and he invited me up to his house and I thought he's going to invite me up there and tie me to a chair and whip me and say "This is how to play the piano!"...and ohhh... I was really scared... and I've never been scared of meeting anyone... like I've met Dylan and everybody and I really haven't given a fuck..."

May 8

Melody Maker reported from Los Angeles that Elton "seems to be having a problem in the central part of US. His concerts have not been selling out and in the words of one observer, he's dead in New York".

July 31

Special concert at Crystal Palace, supported by Yes, Rory Gallagher, Fairport Connection, Hookfoot and Tir Na Nog. The entire, unreleased Madman Across The Water album was performed, for which the critics roasted him.


John Reid finally came on board at Dick James Music as Elton's in-house manager, in the meantime it was Dick James his manager.

August 7, 9, 11 & 14

Recording tracks for Madman Across The Water album at Trident Studios, London. On many of the songs, Buckmaster's orchestration is used to intensify the emotional anthems to higher levels than a piano will allow.

October 16

Elton gave a concert for the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation for the Mentally Retarded Children, on Washington DC.

December 27

Elton played piano with T-Rex on live studio performance of "Get It On" on Top Of The Pops.

Bernie solo session's debut
Bernie Taupin recorded a spoken-word album entitled "Taupin", in which he recites some of his early poems against a background of impromptu, sitar-heavy music created by some members of Elton's band, including Davey Johnstone, Caleb Quaye, and Shawn Phillips. UK issue was on Rocket (Elton's label) and had a different sleeve.

Side One is entitled "Child" and contains poems about his early childhood in southern Lincolnshire. The first poem, "The Greatest Discovery," which looks at his birth from the perspective of his older brother Tony, was also set to music by Elton John. There are poems about Taupin's first two childhood homes, Flatters and Rowston Manor, and others about his relationship with his brother and grandfather. Side Two includes a variety of poems of varying obscurity, from a marionette telling her own story to a rat catcher who falls victim to his prey. While the lyrics to Side One provide interesting insights into Taupin's childhood, the album makes for a tedious listening experience, and Taupin stated in interviews that he wasn't pleased with the results.

23 Oct 2009

1971: Madman Concerts

Tumbleweed Connection Tour

Great Britain and France, 02/Jan to 28/Mar
29 shows

The Elton John band:

Dee Murray on bass, Nigel Olsson on drums and Davey Johnstone as lead guitar.

Set list:

Your song
Sixty years on
Border song
Ballad of a well known gun
Can I put you on
Country comfort
The king must die
Honky tonk women
My father's gun
Indian Sunset
Talking old soldiers
Take me to the pilot
Burn down the mission
My baby left me
Get back


01/02 Birmingham, England, Mothers
01/03 Hemel Hempsted, England, Hemel Hempsted Pavillion01/08 Hampstead, England, Country Club
01/10 Guildford, England, Guildford Civic Hall
01/11 Cleethorpes, England, Winter gardens
01/13 Hull, England, City Hall
01/15 Southampton, England, Southampton University
01/16 Loughborough, England, Loughborough University
01/17 Paris, France
01/18 Paris, France
01/27 Liverpool, England, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
01/29 Lancaster, England, Lancaster University
01/31 Croydon, England, The Fox
02/01 Edmonton, England, Cooks Ferry Inn
02/05 Lanchester, England, Lanchester Arts Festival
02/06 Leeds, England, Leeds University
02/09 London, England, The Bumpers Club
02/12 Stirling, England, Stirling University
02/13 Glasgow, Scotland, Strathclyde University
02/14 Dumferline, Scotland, Dumferline Kinema
02/20 Newcastle-Upon-Tyde, England, City Hall
02/24 London, England, Imperial College
02/26 Uxbridge, England, Brunel University
02/27 Bradford, England, Bradford University
03/01 Copenhagen, Denmark, Tivoli Gardens
03/06 Leicester, England, Leicester University
03/13 Kingston, England, Kingston Polytechnic
03/14 Bristol, England, Colston Hall
03/20 London, England, University College
03/28 Croydon, England, Fairfield Hall


Spring Tour

North America, 02/Jan to 28/Mar
40 shows

The Elton John band:

Dee Murray on bass, Nigel Olsson on drums and Davey Johnstone as lead guitar.

Set list:

Your song
Sixty years on
Border song
Ballad of a well known gun
Can I put you on
Country comfort
The king must die
Honky tonk women
My father's gun
Indian Sunset
Talking old soldiers
Take me to the pilot
Burn down the mission
My baby left me
Get back


Mercedes Benz
The Yellow Stone Of Texas
Whole Lotta Shakin'


04/02 Providence, RI
04/03 Boston, MA
04/04 Philadelphia, PA, The Spectrum Theatre
04/09 New York City, New York, Fillmore East
04/10 New York City, New York, Fillmore East
04/11 Baltimore, MD, Painters Mill Music Fair
04/14 Chicago, IL, Auditorium Theatre
04/15 Chicago, IL, Auditorium Theatre
04/16 Detroit, MI, University of Detroit
04/17 Columbus, Ohio, Veterans Memorial Auditorium
04/18 Cincinatti, Ohio, Cincinatti Music Hall
04/21 Portland, WA
04/23 Vancouver, Canada, Agrodome Theatre
04/24 Seattle, WA, Seattle Arena
05/01 Honolulu, Hawai, International Center Arena
05/09 San Francisco, CA, Civic Auditorium
05/11 Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Auditorium
05/12 Fresno, CA, Convention Center
05/14 Anaheim, CA, Anaheim Convention Center
05/16 Denver, CO, Municipal Auditorium
05/17 Boulder, CO, University of Colorado
05/19 Oklahoma, OK, Music Hall Theatre
05/20 Houston, TX, Houston Colisseum
05/21 San Antonio, TX, Municipal Auditorium
05/22 Dallas, TX, Music Hall Theatre
05/23 Dallas, TX, Music Hall Theatre
05/24 Fort Worth, TX, Tarrant County Theatre
05/26 New Orleans, LO, The Warehouse
05/28 Tampa, FL, Curtis Hixon Hall
5/29 Miami, FL, Jai Ali Fronton
05/30 Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Colisseum
06/04 St. Louis, MI, Kiel Opera House
06/05 Memphis, TN, Ellis Auditorium
06/06 Louisville, KY, Convention Center
06/08 Atlanta, GA, Municipal Auditorium
06/10 New York City, New York, Carnegie Hall
06/11 New York City, New York, Carnegie Hall
06/12 Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Arena
06/13 Providence, RI, Rhode Island Auditorium
06/18 Harrisburg, PA, Farm Show Arena


Madman Across The Water Tour

North America, Japan, Australia and Great Britain 26/Aug to 24/Dec
40 shows

The Elton John band:

Dee Murray on bass, Nigel Olsson on drums and Davey Johnstone as lead guitar.

Set list:

Your song
I need you to turn to
Rock me when he's gone
Tiny dancer
Rotten peaches
All the nasties
Skyline pigeon
Love song
Indian sunset
Ballad of a well known gun
The king must die
Can I put you on
Razor face
Honky tonk women
Holiday inn
Madman across the water
Take me to the pilot
My baby left me
Whole lotta shakin'


It's me that you need
Singin' in the rain
Skater's waltz
Waltzing Matilda


08/26 Syracuse, NY
08/27 Wildwood, NJ
08/28 Asbury Park, NJ
08/30 Milwaukee, WI
09/02 Saratoga Springs, NY, Performing Arts Center
09/03 Syracuse, NY, Onondaga War Memorial
09/04 Rochester, NY, Rochester War Memorial
09/06 Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre
09/07 Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre
09/08 Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre
09/09 Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre
09/10 Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre
09/11 Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre
09/12 Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre
09/15 Las Vegas, NV
09/16 Reno, NV
10/05 Tokyo, Japan, Shibuya Kohkaido
10/06 Tokyo, Japan, Shibuya Kohkaido
10/07 Ohsaka, Japan, Ohsaka Kohsei Nenkin Hall
10/08 Ohsaka, Japan, Ohsaka Kohsei Nenkin Hall
10/10 Tokyo, Japan, Shinjuku Kohsei Nenkin Hall
10/11 Tokyo, Japan, Shinjuku Kohsei Nenkin Hall
10/16 Perth, Australia, Subiaco Stadium
10/22 Adelaide, Australia, Memorial Drive Tennis Centre
10/24 Melbourne, Australia, Kooyong Tennis Centre
10/29 Brisbane, Australia, Qlt. Tennis Courts
10/31 Sydney, Australia, Randwick Racecourse
11/21 Coventry, England, Coventry Theatre
11/22 Manchester, England, Free Trade Hall
11/24 Leicester, England, De Monfort Hall
11/26 Bournemouth, England, Winter Gardens
11/27 Plymouth, England, ABC Theatre
11/28 Bristol, England, Colston Theatre
12/03 Birmingham, England, Town Hall
12/04 Brighton, England Brighton Dome
12/05 Croydon, England, Fairfeld Hall
12/10 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, City Hall
12/11 Stockton-on-Tees, England, ABC Theatre
12/16 Leeds, England, Leeds Town Hall
12/24 Sheffield, England, Sheffield City Hall

22 Oct 2009

1971: The Singles Music Charts

It's Me That You Need

N. 13 (21 Weeks)



United States
N. 34 (9 Weeks)

N. 13 (8 Weeks)

N. 96 (1 Weeks)

New Zealand
N. 19 (1 Weeks)

N. 67 (6 Weeks)



United States
N. 24 (10 Weeks)

N. 6 (12 Weeks)

N. 94 (2 Weeks)

New Zealand
N. 21 (10 Weeks)

N. 84 (4 Weeks)


Tiny Dancer

United States
N. 41 (7 Weeks)

N. 19 (10 Weeks)

21 Oct 2009

1971: The Albums Reachin' Charts


United States
N. 36 (19 Weeks)

N. 17 (14 Weeks)

N. 19 (8 Weeks)

N. 37 (13 Weeks)

N. 66 (12 Weeks)



United States
N. 11 (23 Weeks)

United Kingdom
N. 20 (2 Weeks)

N. 10 (22 Weeks)

N. 20 (23 Weeks)

N. 32 (7 Weeks)

N. 52 (8 Weeks)


Madman Across The Water

United States
N. 8 (51 Weeks)

United Kingdom
N. 41 (2 Weeks)

N. 9 (31 Weeks)

N. 8 (20 Weeks)

N. 14 (8 Weeks)

N. 11 (12 Weeks)

N. 13 (20 Weeks)


A Very Special Collection

N. 7 (29 Weeks)