Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2021 - Elton John

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart SA541769000

 

Elton John is a performer that needs no introduction, unless you refer to him as Reginald Dwight, his birth name. He is one of the mostly widely known and loved artists around. When it comes to choosing an Elton John song, I had a lot to choose from. I chose one of Elton’s earlier creations.

The song I chose is “Your Song.” Written by Bernie Taupin. It is hard to believe that this huge hit was the “B” side of the single Take Me to the Pilot.

There have been a number of different stories as to the inspiration for the song. But Taupin claims the words simply came to him when he was sitting a Elton John’s kitchen table. “That’s it. Plain and Simple.”

This song has some personal significance. I was a young man who had just gotten my first really good job and to reward myself I bought a new component stereo system. I brought it home hooked up the wires and turned it on. When I tuned to my favorite station, this was the first song I heard.

About ten years later I saw Elton John in concert at the Chicago Stadium.

Our video today was recorded in 1971, in the video you see a young Elton. Over time his act and his costumes became more and more flamboyant.

The number of awards John has received would require a paragraph of its own. Two of the more significant ones include his being knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1998 and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

So, for anyone that wants their own song, here you go. It is “Your Song”.

 

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Joseph Domino

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Comments (6)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - a list of memorable things achieved by Elton John would be quite extensive.  And impressive.  I like how your song selection fits the personal choice theme of this particular as well as this month's series of posts. 

Jun 09, 2021 06:16 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Joseph,

Another wonderful selection of music you shared with us.  I like this one, and I like that  you shared your personal memory. A

Jun 09, 2021 06:43 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Joseph! One of my all time favorite albums is his "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy"

Jun 09, 2021 08:17 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Joseph and what a great choice to share with us here in the rain.  Can never go wrong with him.

 

Jun 09, 2021 08:51 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joseph- good choice today!!! He has always been one of my favorites. 

Jun 09, 2021 05:35 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Elton John is one of the all time greats!  I can't think of a single song of his, that I don't love!

Jun 09, 2021 10:04 PM