Elton John sang backing vocals and also played piano on this track. He famously wagered Lennon that "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" song would become a #1 hit. When it did, Lennon made good on the wager by making a guest appearance at an Elton John concert on Thanksgiving night 1974 at Madison Square Garden in New York City (Elton & John!). It turned out to be Lennon's last live concert performance.
That night, the duo also sang The Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There
," which Elton called, "One of the best songs ever written." Backstage, Yoko Ono reunited with Lennon, ending John's 18-month separation from her, known as his "Lost Weekend."
Bertrand - Paris, France and Joshua - La Crosse, WI