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Episode 8: Elton John, 1970-1975

January 20th, 2020

Episode 8: In the early 1970s, there was no bigger star in pop music than Elton John, who was at the height of his powers during that era. Dave and Eric spend this episode discussing their takes on Elton's albums, covering the albums listed in the links below, beginning with his self-titled 1970 debut album and finishing with his 1975 album, Rock of the Westies.

Dave Gershman
Eric Greene


Elton John on Amazon:

Elton John, 1970:

Tumbleweed Connection, 1970:

Madman Across the Water, 1971:

Honky Chateau, 1972:

Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player, 1973:

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 1973:

Caribou, 1974:

Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, 1975:

Rock of the Westies, 1975:

Other Songs Referenced:

Neil Sedaka, "Bad Blood":

John Lennon, "Whatever Gets You Through the Night":

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