Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: Rocket Man

Rocking downtown Milwaukee tomorrow (Saturday) night will be Elton John.

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John is on his farewell tour that began in September of last year. The 72-year old’s concerts run two and a half hours.

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From riffmagazine.com:

“He doesn’t make great records, but he no longer needs to. If his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is indeed his last time around the block, then he couldn’t be going out at a better time. He’s still on top of his game, his veteran band is still tight, he still has his voice (minus most of the old falsetto parts he now lets the crowd sing) and he still has his swagger. What he doesn’t have is anything to prove.”

Here’s a recent John set list. Missing is one of my favorites, this week’s oldie.

Elton John wrote this alongside Bernie Taupin, his longtime composing partner, and Taupin is the song’s subject. Taupin was born on a farm in Lincolnshire,  where he would rather be, unlike city kid Elton.

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