April 10, 1970. Release of "Elton John" album. The self-titled album, the second on Elton's career, is the essence of Elton's music. His songwriting had become immediate and succesful, it was the first step on a long way of successes. Our next guess is the essence of eltonites: passionate, loyal, enthusiast: "I became a fan from that fateful night my Older Sister Anne, tossed that Elton John album across the dining room table. Growing up during that period was dream-like. I had no idea what a foundation in the History of Rock N Roll I was to get by becoming such a fan of this man and his music. " Claude Bernardin's speaking. Music and art in a mixture of first degree. An artist who paints with his eyes: "I suppose that line kind of summarizes my entire life….through, image, poetic words, and melody. I even used it as my graduating class, High School yearbook song Quote in 1975." Let's talk about his experiences and thoughts about Elton. It's your turn, just listening.
1. Your Song – 1970 - near perfect. The quintessential EJ song. The perfect love ballad, and the equal of the Beatles “Yesterday”. A sign of a good song is its staying power, and there are so many good live versions of this track….My favorites: 1986, Prince’s Trust Gala, Wembley with pony tail, 1986/87, solo on Good Morning America ( just after vocal operation, does a more lovely version exist? ). The song that started it all for me personally. I never tire of it. God it’s so simple, and Paul Smith on Facebook recently asked all the fans if you could have written one song in your life what would it be from Elton, Elton, I get it…you chose Leon Russell’s “Song For You”, but I’d choose your tribute to that song, “It may be quite simple but….How wonderful life while you’re in the world…”