#853 - Terry O'Neill

Elton John, Dodger Stadium, 1975
#853 - Terry O'Neill
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone work so hard in my life, be so dedicated to putting on a show that the crowd would remember for the rest of their lives. It’s hard to forget an event like that, whether you were on the stage or off. It was a once-in-a-lifetime thing”

~Terry O’Neill
“John’s Saturday and Sunday appearances were indeed akin to a World Series for rock music fans. Not only is singer-composer-pianist, John, the biggest star in pop music, but his weekend concerts marked the first time a rock act had played Dodger Stadium - the city’s most prestigious and best designed outdoor athletic facility - since the Beatles in 1966. The audience response predictably was tumultuous at times”

~ Robert Hilburn, Times Pop Music Critic, Los Angeles Times, Monday October 27, 1975
Wearing a custom LA Dodgers sequined uniform designed by Bob Mackie, Elton went out and rocked it. The audience had never experienced anything like it it before. He was just 28 years old and made music history. What is so amazing to me is that 48 years later he did it again this November and still could pull off an equally amazing show for all of us lucky to have experienced it.

This was announced as his last US performance on his “farewell” tour. He has every right to hang up his spurs now though we all hope this will not be the case. Rock on Elton and thank you.