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Album: Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadReleased: 1973
This song was written by the long-standing songwriting duo of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The last track on the double-album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
, it also saw single release as the B-side of "Bennie And The Jets
The line-up has Elton on vocals and piano, Dee Murray on bass and backing vocals, Davey Johnstone on acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Nigel Olsson on drums and backing vocals, and Del Newman doing orchestral arrangement.
While this song itself didn't chart, the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road itself charted #1 in the UK, US Billboard, and Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart. As of 1998, it had gone seven times platinum in the US.
Fun Elton John trivia: In the 2000 court case between John and his former manager, it was revealed that John had spent £293,000 on flowers over a 21-month timespan. On the stand, Elton John simply explained, "Yes, I like flowers."
The son of Davey Johnstone pieced together the footage from Elton's 1973/74 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road tour to create a video for the song after uncovering it in an attic of one his former tour managers. The clip, which was released in February 2014, captures a never-before-seen meeting between Elton and Stevie Wonder.