I feel very honored to be considered one of the “experts” for this virtual interview with Charlie Morgan. [I am not worthy] For those of you who don’t know Charlie, he played with Elton John for thirteen years, starting with the Ice on Fire album in 1985. He played on six albums and toured with…Read More
All articles filed in February 2012
The Captain and the Kim is on Spotify!
If you find yourself in an Elton John kind of mood one day (and who doesn’t?) and just don’t know where to start, don’t fret. I’ve got just the ticket for you – I’ve created a Spotify playlist of all of the songs I’ve blogged about in The Captain and the Kim: Currently 75 tracks…Read More
I knew then I had lost what should have been found
I’m not sure why, but I pulled out Rock of the Westies last week. It’s a solid album, released at the height of Elton’s popularity, but not one of my favorites. It debuted at #1 on Billboard (only the second album at that time to do that. The other one was – you guessed it…Read More
Who wears these shoes?
I think we know, but I want them! Which leads me to comment (oh yes I must) on yesterday’s Super Bowl ad, “King’s Court.” Of course, this was my favorite Super Bowl ad. Was it the best? Arguably not, but it was fun. Elton is cast as King, presiding (Simon Cowell-like) over a medieval musical…Read More
To really go forward, you have to go back to the beginning…
…and thus was born The Union. The back story has been widely reported: How Leon was Elton’s idol (calling him “the greatest piano player that ever influenced me”), how they hadn’t seen or talked to each other in over 30 years, how Elton was listening to Leon’s music while on safari in Africa, and how…Read More