Tied for the #2 spot for number of weeks in the Top Ten during the early Seventies is Elton John. I’ve profiled Elton a couple of times before, first in March 2013, when I decided to feature artists that shared my birthday, which Elton does, and in November 2015, during my series on songwiting teams. I also mentioned him in a Stream of Consciousness Saturday entry back in November of last year, when the secret woid was “novel,” which, if you spell it backwards, is “Levon,” one of my favorite songs by him. So, Elton is no stranger to The Sound Of One Hand Typing.
Elton had two #1’s in the early Seventies. The first was “Crocodile Rock,” which, beginning in January 1973, spent 9 weeks in the Top Ten. It’s from his 1972 album Honky Château.
His second #1 during the period was “Bennie and the Jets,” off of 1973’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. It entered the Top Ten just before Elton’s 27th birthday (March 23, 1974) and also spent 9 weeks there.
Far as I know, Elton still has a condo in Atlanta, but I could be wrong.
Elton John, your Two for Tuesday, August 15, 2017.