Thursday, February 23, 2023

"Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player" 2LP Record Store Day release


Looks like this is a tease for the Deluxe set expected later this year.

Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player is Elton John’s sixth studio album. Released in January 1973 on DJM Records, it features the hits “Crocodile Rock” and “Daniel.” The first of two studio albums he released that year, it was his second straight #1 album in the U.S. and his first U.K. chart-topper.

2 LP set pressed on Propeller Splatter vinyl for Record Store Day 2023

1. Daniel
2. Teacher I Need You
3. Elderberry Wine
4. Blues For My Baby And Me
5. Midnight Creeper

6. Have Mercy On The Criminal
7. I'm Going To Be A Teenage Idol
8. Texan Love Song
9. Crocodile Rock
10. High Flying Bird

11. Daniel - Session Demo
12. Teacher I Need You - Session Demo
13. Elderberry Wine - Session Demo
14. Blues For My Baby And Me - Session Demo
15. High Flying Bird - Session Demo

16. Have Mercy On The Criminal - Session Demo
17. I'm Going To Be A Teenage Idol - Session Demo
18. Hi-Heel Sneakers - Session Demo
19. Skyline Pigeon - Session Demo
20. Jack Rabbit - Session Demo

Friday, February 10, 2023

Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player: How Elton John Fired A Classic

With the Honky Chateau 50th Anniversary Deluxe set coming out next month Yahoo Entertainment drops a story about the album that gave us Elton's first #1 hit "Crocodile Rock". There are rumors that there's an expansive 50th Anniversary set for Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player coming out later this year.  So this could be planting the seed for that collection.   


It was the embodiment of a hard-earned victory. By the turn of 1973, Elton John had been releasing albums for several years, not to mention all the dues he had paid in obscurity as a touring and session musician from the mid-60s onwards.

At times, even after his breakthrough across the Atlantic, he had felt like giving up. But finally, his sixth studio album, Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player, gave him a No.1 album in his own country.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2023

Elton in Jack Harlow Super Bowl ad...

Elton appears in the Jack Harlow Super Bowl ad...



Friday, February 03, 2023

All of Elton's records on the Billboard charts...

Elton John Scoring the Highest-Grossing Tour of All Time Is Just the Latest in His Long Line of Billboard Records

Another year, another decade, another record.

Elton John 


Elton John has made Billboard Boxscore history. His Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is the highest-grossing concert tour of all time.

As Eric Frankenberg reported on Monday: “According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour has grossed $817.9 million across 278 shows so far — more than any tour in Boxscore history. Bypassing Ed Sheeran’s The Divide Tour ($776.4 million), it is the first tour in Billboard’s archives to cross the $800 million benchmark.”

 Read the rest here.

Friday, January 06, 2023

"Hold Me Closer" ranks #1 on Billboard readers poll for 2022

Elton John reacts as ‘Hold Me Closer’ ranks no. 1 on the Billboard reader poll.

 Elton John reacts as ‘Hold Me Closer’ ranks no. 1 on the Billboard reader poll

Elton John thanked Britney Spears for collaborating with him as their hit track Hold Me Closer topped the Billboard reader poll.

Taking to Instagram, the Sacrifice singer expressed gratitude to the Toxic hitmaker and the Billboard fans for voting for their song, which marks the comeback of Spears to music after conservatorship.

Click here for the article.