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Donn
01-24-2018, 01:13 PM
Elton John, #6 on Billboard's Top 25 List of Touring Music Acts since 1990, will retire from the road after his upcoming tour.

Sir Elton has delighted over 12 million fans, and grossed over $3/4 Billion in 946 shows since 1990.

ron ll
01-24-2018, 01:16 PM
Amazing talent tho his vocal range seems to have suffered a lot with age.

Norman Bernstein
01-24-2018, 01:24 PM
I've been a fan ever since the very first album, in early 1970. My boat, in fact, is named for a song from his second album ('Amoreena').

Donn
01-24-2018, 01:25 PM
Amazing talent tho his vocal range seems to have suffered a lot with age.

Mine has, too.

Donn
01-24-2018, 01:30 PM
Here's an interesting greatest hits listing on Amazon. (https://smile.amazon.com/Greatest-Hits-1970-2002-Double-US/dp/B000WTXD30/ref=sr_1_9?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1516818489&sr=1-9&keywords=elton+john&refinements=p_n_feature_browse-bin%3A625150011)

isla
01-24-2018, 01:32 PM
His upcoming tour doesn't really sound like retiring any time soon..

But, first, there is the little matter of a 300-date world tour, lasting three years and visiting five continents.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/elton-john-retiring-have-carried-stage-stretcher-first/

Speaking in New York, the star said he would say goodbye to fans with a series of 300 dates spanning three years.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42806129

Donn
01-24-2018, 01:43 PM
His upcoming tour doesn't really sound like retiring any time soon..



When you've been touring for almost 50 years, 3 years sounds soon.

isla
01-24-2018, 01:54 PM
When you've been touring for almost 50 years, 3 years sounds soon.

Yes you're right. Kudos to the guy, he certainly knows how to put in a shift. That's a hell of a tour.

lupussonic
01-24-2018, 02:21 PM
He's retired about 6 times, being such a fashionista. Let's hope this time it's for real.

Sky Blue
01-24-2018, 05:29 PM
He's retired about 6 times, being such a fashionista. Let's hope this time it's for real.

:D.

Hwyl
01-24-2018, 05:45 PM
I chatted with him, or at least his precursor, Reg Dwight. When he led Bluesology. The venue as set up with the grand piano on the floor in front of the stage, I was standing next to the piano, which was under the speakers, my favourite spot. They were "backing" the Paper Dolls, one of whom had a wardrobe malfunction. Shocked my 16 year old self.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2WplU1jihQ