How do you follow up the 70’s if you are Elton John? Can you successfully. The 1980's Output of Elton John: How Was It? Rating his 80s singles.

In 1970, Elton’s first hit single, "Your Song", from his second album, Elton John, became his first top ten in both the UK and the US. His most commercially successful period was 1970–1976, with the albums Honky Château (1972), Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player (1973), Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) and his first Greatest Hits compilation.

In this episode, we talk about how Elton’s piano playing is integral to the success of his best hits, and hear why.  Might he even be underrated (or at least not appreciated like it should be) as a piano player?  Are there any certifiable classics worthy of his 70s greatness? 

We could argue - and we might. - that Elton was the biggest rock and pop music artist coming out of the 1970's.  Is it fair to compare the decades?  How could he live up to the ten years that came before? How did Reginald Dwight do with the decade of the 80s? That’s what we will look to discover in this podcast.

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