How Elton John Set the Stage for Modern Las Vegas Residencies
Since then, a string of classic rockers have staged outsized extended engagements. It all started right here.
How Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ Became a Masterpiece
This was the second studio album he released in 1973, and his seventh in five years. Oh, and it was a double album.
When Red-Hot Elton John Released the Close-to-Classic ‘Caribou’
Elton John's 'Caribou' is a step down from some of his best-known '70s albums, but still has its charms.
How Elton John’s Debut ‘Empty Sky’ Hinted at Greatness to Come
This isn't a bad record by any means, but it remains a product of the time.
How Elvis Presley Mounted That Amazing ’68 Comeback
This performance finds the most significant figure in rock history shattering every expectation.
10 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘Let It Be…Naked’
In 1969, everybody had a hard year, and everybody had a good time. It was a year in which history seemed to be tripping over itself -- the moon landing, Woodstock and Altamont, and the slow disintegration of the Beatles.
48 Years Ago: The Beatles Finish ‘Rubber Soul’
On Nov. 11, 1965, the Beatles convened to finish recording their sixth album, 'Rubber Soul.' Entering the studio at around 6PM, they realized they were a couple songs short of the 14 tracks slotted for the new record. Believe it or not, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were having trouble writing enough material for the album. So they "tossed off" a few new songs and resurrected a cast-off
50 Years Ago: ‘Beatlemania’ Is Born
When the Beatles took the stage fifty years ago today (Oct. 13 -- ignore the date on this video) to appear on the variety show 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium,' they were four lads armed with the simple tools of their early classics--a bass, two guitars, drum kit. The psychedelia, the massive studio productions, the brilliance and adoration, suspicion and disintegration -- those were years a
50 Years Ago: The Beach Boys Release ‘Little Deuce Coupe’
To fully appreciate the Beach Boys' 'Little Deuce Coupe,' which was released 50 years ago, you have to accept that it's possible to create a pop record with occasional moments of stunning beauty about the awesomeness of cars.
Elton John, ‘The Diving Board’ – Album Review
What's left for Elton John to prove? The guy is a knight of the round table. He's sold approximately six gajillion records. He's got a live residency in Las Vegas. Hell, he's even paid tribute to Liberace on the Emmys!