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  1. 19 Apr '13 14:25
    Do you?
  2. 19 Apr '13 18:42
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    Do you?
    Depends whether you meant the man or his music. Assuming the latter, then most people of my age in the UK are likely to like at least some of his music.

    Quick trivia questions (no Googling):

    1) What was Elton John's first UK No 1 single?

    2) What was Elton John's first UK solo No 1 single?
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    19 Apr '13 22:38
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    Do you?
    I liked Rocket man, but then I am a techie geek.
  4. 19 Apr '13 23:03
    I like his more serious music, but dislike his bubblegum songs. he has to be admired for being such a hit making machine for so many years and quite the tunesmith.
  5. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    19 Apr '13 23:35
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    Do you?
    I like a lot of stuff you don't like.

    Elton John is one.

    My favorite is Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (the song, although the album is good too), followed by (in no order) Tiny Dancer, Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting, and Philadelphia Freedom (I was born in Philly).
  6. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    20 Apr '13 00:21
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    Do you?
    I like this period of Elton John's work:

    Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
    Madman Across the Water (1971)
    Honky Château (1972)
    Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player (1973)
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
    Caribou (1974)
    Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
  7. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    20 Apr '13 04:24 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by FMF
    I like this period of Elton John's work:

    Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
    Madman Across the Water (1971)
    Honky Château (1972)
    Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player (1973)
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
    Caribou (1974)
    Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
    You do realize most of his songs are collaborations with his long time partner Bernie Taupin? Between the two, they are worth over a half billion dollars.
  8. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    20 Apr '13 04:48
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    You do realize most of his songs are collaborations with his long time partner Bernie Taupin?
    I was referring to the without-vocal-track karaoke versions of those albums.
  9. 20 Apr '13 10:11
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    Do you?
    no, but then i have a weird dislike of most piano playing singers, tori amos is the only one of the top of my head that i have time for, still not a huge fan though. its okay to have a piano/keyboard in the band, but push em'back and to the side of the stage, almost off it.
  10. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    20 Apr '13 11:33
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    no, but then i have a weird dislike of most piano playing singers, tori amos is the only one of the top of my head that i have time for, still not a huge fan though. its okay to have a piano/keyboard in the band, but push em'back and to the side of the stage, almost off it.
    Ben Folds Five was a fun piano-driven trio.
  11. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    20 Apr '13 23:34
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    Depends whether you meant the man or his music. Assuming the latter, then most people of my age in the UK are likely to like at least some of his music.

    Quick trivia questions (no Googling):

    1) What was Elton John's first UK No 1 single?

    2) What was Elton John's first UK solo No 1 single?
    1. Kiki Dee duet
    2. ?

    My first ever single purchase was Crocodile Rock ... thought that was no.1 ?
  12. 21 Apr '13 07:03 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    1. Kiki Dee duet
    2. ?

    My first ever single purchase was Crocodile Rock ... thought that was no.1 ?
    KiKi-Dee is correct. 'Don't go breaking my heart'

    Anyone willing to guess the other? It was 14 years later and an amazing 20 years into his career.

    This is one of my favourite music trivia questions along with 'What classic song kept Ultravox's Vienna off the UK No 1 spot?'
  13. 22 Apr '13 07:54
    How about Amoreena?
  14. 22 Apr '13 09:02
    Originally posted by FMF
    Ben Folds Five was a fun piano-driven trio.
    because of my irrational condition i never gave ben folds a chance, decided i didnt like him before he tinkled on his ivories. my kids started watching a film called 'over the hedge' over and over for a few months and it had a few catchy fun songs that i quite liked......turned out to be ben folds, damn it!!
  15. 22 Apr '13 18:26
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    KiKi-Dee is correct. 'Don't go breaking my heart'

    Anyone willing to guess the other? It was 14 years later and an amazing 20 years into his career.

    This is one of my favourite music trivia questions along with 'What classic song kept Ultravox's Vienna off the UK No 1 spot?'
    The correct answer is Sacrifice.