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The Story of Elton John Band

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Elton John and his members were giving hits on hits. People around them were praising them. Elton then thought to form one band and he named that band as “Elton John Band”. From now onwards, Elton was not known just by Elton John, but was known more specifically by Elton John Band.

The members that the band had were Davey Johnstone on guitar and vocals, Murray on bass, Olsson on drums, and Johnstone for writing.

Of course it had two great writers, John and Taupin. Elton John band's flamboyant style and producer Gus Dudgeon had a wonderful chemistry for the next five Elton John albums. Even in the absence of John, his members used to work more on the vocals and instrumental playing.

The band released Honky Chateau, which later became American number 1 album and secured the to p position in the charts for five weeks. The two hit singles were “Rocket Man” and “Honky Cat”.

In 1974, Elton John band collaborated with John Lennon and it covered The Beatles' “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and Lennon's “One Day at a Time”. In return, John's band got a chance of being featured on Lennon's “Whatever Gets You thru the Night”. Hence, John and Lennon also had a good working experience with each other.

In 1975, John revealed his previous personality with the album ”Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy”, which had the lyrics written by Taupin and it clearly reflected their early days as struggling songwriters and musicians in London.

One hit single emerged from the album, “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” and it captured an early turning point in John's life.

With the release of this album, the end of Elton John Band came, as unhappy and overworked John dismissed Olsson and Murray.

Johnstone was retained, Quaye and Pope returned and the new bassist entered, named Kenny Passarelli. James Newton-Howard joined to play keyboards. John introduced his new members before performing at London's Wembley Stadium in the midst of 75,000 people.

Hence, the story of Elton John band always remained the talk of the town.

By FW Editor

Tags: musician, band, writers

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 07 April '10

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