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Happy Birthday Elton John


The iconic Elton John —Terry O'Neill photo

The iconic Elton John —Terry O’Neill photo

Happy 67th birthday Sir Elton, you’re still standing after all these years. My daughter Katie was born on March 24th, 26 years ago. Too bad. Had she been born just one day later I could have named her Eltonia Johnna.  😉

So much good music from you over the years! And I did my part to support you. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road — I bought the album first, then the 8-Track, yes the 8-Track which quickly got snarled in the player and had to be extracted yielding wads of tangled tape. Great invention…  Then bought it on cassette tapes, then the album again, then CD.

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Best Fourth: July 4, 1976


July 4, 1976, Elton John at Schaefer Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts. —Joe Sia photo

July 4, 1976, Elton John performs at Schaefer Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts. —Joe Sia photo

July 4, 1976. It was our nation’s Bicentennial celebration. The Spirit of ’76. I will never forget where I was, who I was with, or what I did. It was the best Fourth of July ever.

On that day, along with 60,000 other fans, I got to see Elton John perform in concert at Schaefer Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

The concert was as historical as the date.

At 17, I had been an Elton John fan my whole teen life. I’d seen him in concert twice before, in 1972 at the Boston Music Hall and in 1974 at the Boston Garden. I had founded an Elton John Fan Club called SNAFF (Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting), and  designed a T-shirt with Elton’s birth name Reggie Dwight emblazoned on the front. Read more…

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