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Posted: 20 Sep 12, 02:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

20th Sept 1997, Elton John started a six week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Something About The Way You Look Tonight', and 'Candle In The Wind 97.' A re-write of his 1974 hit about Marilyn Monroe. This version was raising funds for the Diana, Princess of Wales charity, following her death in Paris. It went on to become the biggest selling single in the world ever.

More on Elton http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/rocket_man

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Posted: 20 Sep 12, 10:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After failing lead vocalist auditions for King Crimson and Gentle Giant, Dwight answered an advertisement in the New Musical Express placed by Ray Williams, then the A&R manager for Liberty Records.

At their first meeting, Williams gave Dwight a stack of lyrics written by Bernie Taupin, who had answered the same ad. Dwight wrote music for the lyrics, and then mailed it to Taupin, beginning a partnership that still continues.

When the two first met in 1967 they recorded what would become the first Elton John/Bernie Taupin song: "Scarecrow". Six months later Dwight was going by the name "Elton John" in homage to Bluesology saxophonist Elton Dean and Long John Baldry.

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Posted: 22 Sep 12, 04:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Damn.. I forgot Candle In the Wind was on the B Side of Something About The Way You Look Tonight

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Posted: 23 Sep 12, 13:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One thing lead to another and I ended up here, after reading this thread-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6zcRPp8zVg&feature=related