How Elton John Set the Stage for Modern Las Vegas Residencies
Since then, a string of classic rockers have staged outsized extended engagements. It all started right here.
How Elton John Stayed on a Creative Roll With ‘Don’t Shoot Me’
It was part of an amazing run of 11 albums in seven years, all of which reached the Billboard Top 10.
Worst Christmas Songs
For every 'Father Christmas' or 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over),' there's an awful tune or two (or three) to counter it.
How the Beatles First Reclaimed ‘Get Back’ on ‘Let It Be … Naked’
'Get Back' was initially re-evaluated years before Peter Jackson's sweeping three-part documentary.
The Day the Beatles Put the Finishing Touches on ‘Rubber Soul’
This was one of the first truly complete albums, an exceptional listening experience from start to finish.
How Elton John Scaled Back on ‘Rock of the Westies’
It’s not his best album of the '70s; it’s not even the best album he released in 1975.
The Birth of Beatlemania
It was the sound of modern pop music being forcefully willed into existence.
How the Beach Boys’ Crafted a Heartfelt Concept Album About Cars
Yes, it's possible to create a pop record with moments of stunning beauty about of automobiles.
How Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ Became a Masterpiece
This was the second studio album he released in 1973, and his seventh in five years. Oh, and it was a double album.
When Ian Gillan Took the Lead on ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’
'Jesus Christ Superstar,' featuring Deep Purple's Ian Gillan in the lead role, was released as a two-disc concept album in September 1970.