How Elton John Conjured Up His Past With ‘Crocodile Rock’
Sardonic, sincere, outlandish and tuneful—that was Elton John in the '70s, and that was “Crocodile Rock.”
‘Bennie and the Jets': The Elton John Song That Made Axl Rose Want to Rock
Classic 1973 song was inspired by the era and ended up as inspiration for future artists.
The Story Behind Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’
Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics to Elton John's "Rocket Man" while driving. It was all uphill from there.
The Best Song From Every Elton John Album
Even his weakest albums remind us of what a way he has with a melody.
15 Years Ago: Elton John Begins Las Vegas Residency
Elton John debuted 'The Red Piano' at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Feb. 13, 2004.
Revisiting Elton John’s Second No. 1 LP, ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player’
Oh, to be Elton John in the early '70!
Worst Christmas Songs
For every 'Father Christmas' or 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)' that shows up on a best-Christmas-songs list, there's an awful tune or two (or three) to counter it.
15 Years Ago: The Beatles Reclaim Their ‘Get Back’ Sessions on ‘Let It Be … Naked’
In 1969, everybody had a hard year, and everybody had a good time.
The Day the Beatles Put the Finishing Touches on ‘Rubber Soul’
In the annals of rock music's shots heard around the world, this Beatles album is one of the loudest.
That Time Elton John Tapered His Ambitions on ‘Rock of the Westies’
It’s not his best album of the '70s; it’s not even the best album Elton John released in 1975.