Tag Archives: Elton John

memories of the ’80s – Little Jeannie by Elton John

The beginning of the 1980s led Elton John back into the spotlight with the single Little Jeannie. After announcing he wouldn’t tour any longer, stopping his writing partnership with Bernie Taupin and seduced by the fleeting music trends of the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Your Song by Elton John

The beginning of the 1970s was the beginning of major success for Elton John with Your Song. Releasing his second self-titled studio album, the album was produced by Gus Dudgeon, and was the first album released in the US by … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – K-tel 20 Power Hits

In the 1970s, many young listeners learned of new music through the K-tel Records compilations, like an early success: K-tel 20 Power Hits. In the late 1960s, K-tel saw the possibility of a new way of marketing music and released … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick (and friends)

Twice recorded, but second time lucky:¬†That’s What Friends Are For topped the charts in February 1986¬†thanks to the vocal stylings of Dionne Warwick. And a few friends. Written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, the song was first recorded … Continue reading

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