Favoriting Dark Night of the Soul with Julie: Playlist from March 25, 2022 Favoriting

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Familiar & forgotten gems from 50-plus years of music on the darker side, shoegaze, synthpop, goth, psychedelia, darkwave, with unapologetic detours into 70s pop. In a dark night of the soul, it's always 3 o'clock in the morning.

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Favoriting March 25, 2022: His Gift is his Song -- Happy 75th Birthday to Elton John!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images Approx. start time
Elton John  Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding (Live)   Favoriting Hammersmith Odeon London 1973  No Label  1973   
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Elton John  The Cage (demo version)   Favoriting Elton John (Deluxe)  Mercury  2008   
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Elton John  Ego   Favoriting Ego (Single)  Rocket Record Company  1978   
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Elton John  Choc Ice Goes Mental   Favoriting Jewel Box  EMI, Rocket  2020  b-side from 1983 
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Elton John  Blueberry Hill   Favoriting Goin Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino  Vanguard Records  2007   
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Elton John  Nina (Band Version)   Favoriting Jewel Box  EMI, Rocket  2020  From between 1965-1968 
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Music behind DJ:
Elton John 

Tactics   Favoriting

Dear God / Tactics 

Rocket 

1980 

 

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Elton John  First Episode at Hienton   Favoriting Elton John  Uni Records  1970   
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Elton John  Amoreena (BBC Session)   Favoriting Tumbleweed Connection (Deluxe)  Mercury  2012   
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Elton John  Signed Sealed Delivered   Favoriting Legendary Covers As Sung By Elton John  Daily Express  2005  recorded 1969-1970 
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Elton John  From Denver to L.A.   Favoriting From Denver to L.A.  Viking Records  1970  from The Game soundtrack 
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Elton John  I'm Still Standing   Favoriting Too Low For Zero  Geffen  1983   
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Elton John  Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On   Favoriting Madman Shakes Tokyo  Moonchild Records  2019  Recorded Live At Tokyo Koseinenkin Hall, Shinjuku, Tokyo Japan 11th October 1971 
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Elton John  Kiss the Bride   Favoriting Too Low For Zero  Geffen Records  1983   
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Music behind DJ:
Mr. Bloe with Elton John 

Get Out of This Town   Favoriting

71-75 Oxford Street/Get Out of this town 

DJM 

1971 

 

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Elton John  Honky Cat (live)   Favoriting Sixty Years On  No Label  2000  Royal Festival Hall, 1972 
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The Elton John Band  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds   Favoriting Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / One Day At A Time 7"  MCA  1974   
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Elton John  Give Peace A Chance   Favoriting Club At The End Of The Street 7"  MCA Records  1990  b-side 
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Elton John  Honky Tonk Women (live)   Favoriting 11-17-70  Uni Records  1971   
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Elton John  I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself   Favoriting Honky Château  MCA Records  1972   
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Elton John  The Witch's House (demo)   Favoriting Jewel Box  EMI, Rocket  2020  From 1965-1968 
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Elton John  Moon River   Favoriting Unknown  No Label  2003?  source unknown 
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Music behind DJ:
Mr. Bloe with Elton John 

71-75 Oxford Street   Favoriting

Jewel Box 

EMI, Rocket 

2020 

 

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Elton John  Come Down in Time (Piano Demo)   Favoriting Tumbleweed Connection (Deluxe)  Mercury  2012   
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Elton John  Bridge Over Troubled Water   Favoriting Top of the Pops Volume 10  Hallmark Records  1970  session recording 
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Elton John  Michelle's Song   Favoriting Friends (OST)  Paramount Records  1971   
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Elton John  Midnight Creeper   Favoriting Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player  MCA  1972   
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Elton John  In The Summertime   Favoriting Chartbusters Go Pop!  RPM Records  1994  recorded 1969-1970 
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Elton John  The Flowers Will Never Die (piano demo)   Favoriting Jewel Box  EMI, Rocket  2020  from 1968-1971 
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Elton John  Johnny B. Goode   Favoriting Victim of Love  MCA Records  1979   
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Music behind DJ:
Elton John & Paul Buckmaster 

Four Moods   Favoriting

Friends (OST) 

Paramount Records 

1971 

 

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Elton John  Hymn 2000   Favoriting Empty Sky  DJM Records  1969   
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Elton John  The Day Is Done   Favoriting Elton John Plays Nick Drake: The Great Lost 1968 Demos  Hits Record Co. Ltd  1992   
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Elton John  Where To Now St. Peter?   Favoriting Tumbleweed Connection  MCA Records  1970   
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Elton John  Val-Hala   Favoriting Empty Sky  UNI  1969   
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Elton John  I'll Never Have That Chance   Favoriting Lestat (demos)  Unknown  1995   
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Elton John  Stormbringer   Favoriting The Lost Demo Sessions Of '69  hard el records  2004  John Martyn cover 
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Elton John  Bad Side of The Moon   Favoriting Border Song/Bad Side of the Moon  Uni Records  1970   
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Bread and Beer Band  Dick Barton's Theme   Favoriting Jewel Box  EMI, Rocket  2020   
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Music behind DJ:
Andrew Bissell 

Bennie & The Jets   Favoriting

Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions Of Elton John 

Rockabye Baby! 

2013 

 

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Elton John  All the Girls Love Alice (live)   Favoriting Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Super Deluxe)  Mercury  2014  Live At Hammersmith Odeon, December 1973 
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Listener comments!

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Sylvia:

ok, let's do this!
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DanFA:

JJJJulie and the Jets
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Glistener MW:

HBD, EJ! I've been looking forward to this show all week. <3
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DanFA:

Happy birthday, Rocketman.
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Julie:

Hey Sylvia! Hey DanFA! Hey Glistener MW!
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DanFA:

Julie, will you be playing the song Elton performed for Apu's wife in that Simpsons episode?
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Julie:

haha I don't remember what that was!
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doctorjazz:

Hi Julie and all out there!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 4:11pm
Julie:

hiya Dr Jazz!
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doctorjazz:

The instrumental on this KILLS (on the studio version as well).
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 4:13pm
Julie:

it never fails to make me very happy
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adamdoesit:

Julie! Only you could bring us this birthday tribute. Happy three quarters of an Elton John Century!
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Julie:

woohoo! Hiya adamdoesit!
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G:

EJ played two concerts in my high school gym (American School in London) back in about 1973. Was a fundraising thing for the yearbook. Wasn't super super huge quite yet, but was looking to conquer the US with Yellow Brick Road. He was roadtesting the new material on US kids. Kiki Dee opened the second concert.
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Julie:

wow that must've been amazing, G! and Hi there!
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G:

Thanks for this show :-)
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David Shortell:

I've never seen the 1971 movie "Friends" that Elton John made the music for. There was a sequel, "Paul and Michelle", that I can't find on video at all.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 4:28pm
Julie:

Hiya David! I remember loving Friends, the sequel is kinda meh.
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G:

Before the second concert, a boys high school nearby had bought a few tickets and printed a bunch of forgeries. Gym was way overcorwded, things were a little rowdy, EJ asked people to calm down. After the show, kids who worked crew saw the setlist taped to his piano and said he skipped quite a few songs. But it was still a good concert.
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adampsyche:

thanks for this show Julie!
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DanFA:

The Madman Across the Water
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Glistener MW:

G, that's amazing!
and, I'll always be impressed at any pre-Photoshop attempt to successfully forge anything.
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Julie:

hiya adam! Man I'd love to see him telling folks to calm down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36pm
G:

Jeez, he was barely into his later 20s in 1973 lol
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Glistener MW:

This is amazing, Julie. Thank you!
I've never seen that "Dear God / Tactics" single cover before -- it reminds me of how much I love finding very-loved dollarbin LPs with a previous owner's writing on them. (like circling their favorite songs, other notations, things like that)
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 4:45pm
Julie:

I'm so glad you're enjoying it!
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G:

"Elton Johns" on the 45 hahaha
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Erin in TO:

This show has been fantastic as I work my Friday afternoon away, it's bringing me a lot of joy
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 4:48pm
Julie:

thanks Erin! @G yes I thought that was so funny had to share it
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DanFA:

I knew you were gonna play this.
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Julie:

I'm not playing many hits but I felt like hearing this one today!
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Erin in TO:

If you're gonna play any of his hits, this is a good choice I think
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Julie:

it just seems appropriate because he IS
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DanFA:

Julie, it's a top 10 dance-while-cleaning-your-home song.
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Julie:

hiya Erin!
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Julie:

if I didn't say that before :D
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Erin in TO:

Hi Julie!
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Miles of Middle Texas:

Hey Julie ! Everyone ! Enjoying what is a deep dive into Elton for me. The weather you ask? Well it was 37° this morning and it's 85° now!
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Julie:

oh man! Typical Texas. Hiya Miles!
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Rolando:

Thanks for the show, been tuned in for the last 30 minutes or so, very relaxing, - in Australia, its 7:02 AM on Saturday morning, very soft gentle rain in Queensland.
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Julie:

good morning Rolando!
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G:

Thank for the deep cuts and alternate versions. Must be huge work digging them all up.
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Julie:

my pleasure!
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Rolando:

Growing up, I went to the movies and stumbled into a cinema one lazy day, and watched the Sargent Peppers Beatles movie. - I think that was the first time I heard this song.
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Julie:

the one with the Bee Gees in it?
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Alex In Illinois:

Even though I know the words, I still do not hear him pronounce the word "diamonds". It should have more than 1 syllable. Nice sonic textures, though.
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Julie:

hey Alex!
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Julie:

coke is a helluva drug
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Rolando:

Yes, with the Bee Gees, I would have been about 12 and unfamiliar with the visuals, and quite honestly the Beatles, - I remember being very impressed with "Here comes the Sun" by Peter Frampton, I'm nearly 60 now and still wonder into the movies and watch whatever is on. - lol - very nice ensemble of music Julie, thank you.
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Alex In Illinois:

I know that I will never be able to sing or play piano as well as he does. But, as kid, his version was the first version I heard of the song, and I never knew the name of it until I heard a D.J. say it or, maybe I read the name in the Billboard top 10 that appeared in the newspaper every week.
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Julie:

I just played the steve martin number from that on my show this week
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Julie:

I knew his pinball wizard LONG before I ever heard the who's
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Alex In Illinois:

I liked the piano-pinball-machine in the Movie Tommy. That alone makes for a good rock video
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Julie:

yes it was amazing!
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G:

Here's a song that couldn't have been published a couple of decades later!
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Julie:

yeah you might have a Heathers type situation happening
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Glistener MW:

!!! "I didn't think he was going to do Moon River; but then, BAM, second encore!"
  5:40pm
Dean:

That "Moon River" is probably from Arènes de Nîmes, Nîmes, France, July 13, 2003. https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/elton-john/2003/arenes-de-nimes-nimes-france-3bd19880.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGi5EKPjIvw&t=9s
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Rolando:

Alex, Thanks for that comment about piano-pinball-machine in the Movie Tommy. Does anyone here know of examples of "rock theatre" which would appeal to young people these days?
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Hey, EJ party going on over here! Happy birthday! 🎂
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Julie:

hiya Dean, thanks!
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Julie:

Hamilton?
  5:47pm
Dean:

Green Day, American Idiot
Not my cup of tea, but it got a lot of good press
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doctorjazz:

And a Broadway show...(American Idiot, that is)
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Julie:

I forgot about American Idiot. That was a LONG time ago.
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Julie:

or it feels that way anyway
  5:52pm
Dean:

Different kind of "rock theatre," Genesis tribute band The Musical Box is touring their staging of Lamb Lies Down on Broadway: https://www.genesis-news.com/c-The-Musical-Box-The-Lamb-Lies-Down-On-Broadway-2022-2023-tour-dates-s769.html
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Rolando:

Yes, the kids just love Hamilton. - yes, doctor jazz, American Idiot, I suppose I limited the question by saying " which would appeal to young people. - I wonder which bands were the fist to get the rock theatre thing going. I paid for my kids to go see Elton here on the Sunshine Coast and they both loved it, it turned out to be the 2nd to last show of his last tour, because everything else was cancelled by covid - just in time eh.
  5:53pm
Dean:

...or any Residents appearances.
Avatar 5:58pm
Rolando:

Julie, you put a lot of work into the visuals / art on your playlist, (uploaded photos) - thank you.
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Julie:

I'm glad you're enjoying it! It is indeed extra work but I like looking too!
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Glistener MW:

Dean, I'm so glad The Residents still tour. <3 I make a point of catching them every time they do; the overall "design" (audio, video, and every other aesthetic) of every tour has been so wildly different each time, even when there's no specific-theme.
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efd:

I've been listening but not commenting, but this cover of "in The Summertime" lured me to the chat! What a find, and the show has been great, Julie!
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Julie:

thank you so much EFD!
  6:03pm
dreamyandseedy:

hi hello!
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Julie:

hiya dreamy!
  6:04pm
Dean:

I've only seen The Residents twice: the Mole Show at the Roxy on Sunset, and a show at the old Berkeley Art Museum, the latter with my kids.
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Julie:

I'm so glad that a lot of that weird session work has surfaced.
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efd:

That Friends soundtrack was in every cut out bin in every record store in Cambridge and Boston from about 1972 to 1978.
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Julie:

haha I bet!
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Julie:

He actually played one or two of those songs in his early shows before the movie even came out
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Julie:

two things I love that go great together Elton & a harpsichord
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B R M:

Happy birthday to Sir Elton from my then 7 year old son at Halloween (sorry, I had to)

www.flickr.com...
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John L:

Darn, missed most of this. Elton was my first big arena show, Nassau Coliseum-1972. Still one of my top 10 concerts, what little I can remember. I'll definitely go back and listen to your show on the archives.
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Julie:

hiya John L! yes anytime, it doesn't expire! 1972 that must've been amazing were there handstands? Hiya BRM!
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Julie:

love seeing your kid as THE KID
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B R M:

great set @Julie
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John L:

I don't remember any handstands, but I do remember a soft shoe with Legs "Larry" Smith. Even at that age I knew who the Bonzos were.
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Julie:

thanks BRM!
  6:56pm
Doug Schulkind:

Cheerio to our dear Reg! Thanks for a swell afternoon, Julie!
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Julie:

thanks Doug!
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DanFA:

Julie, Are you gonna watch Elton John on the Muppet Show now?
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Julie:

haha I might!
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Julie:

thanks so much everyone! apologies to bronwyn for the overage!
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WR:

Very interesting. Thank you!
  5:37am
Robbie White:

Thank you for doing this special show. I enjoyed it a lot. I wish it was longer.
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