This week on Vinally Friday: • In case you missed the news Sir Elton John feels compelled to step away from the road to spend more time with his young children. So, yes, act fast – tickets for his three-year, 300-date farewell tour go on sale today, and it may be the last you can […]
Vinally Friday – 10/20
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then why is it the imitated sometimes get so gosh darned offended? Case in point: Elton John’s 1972 track, “Crocodile Rock,” which was released 45 years ago this week. The critics called it “derivative” because not only did it fail to mesh with John’s work to that […]
Elton John returning to Missoula!
The first time he played Missoula, tickets sold out in about 15 minutes. That was in 2007, and just a few months later Elton John returned to the UM Campus for a second show that sold out within an hour. So who would have guessed he would return to Missoula less than a decade later […]
Vinally Friday – 9/2
Elton John and his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, were far from the American Old West in 1970, but still they didn’t let that get in the way of their fascination with the culture and the code. Taupin, especially, drew lyrical inspiration from other similarly influenced bands of the era – Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Band, to name […]