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FlinterFile: The Hollies- He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

In 1969, Graham Nash left the Hollies to form the group Crosby, Stills & Nash. Read the rest of this entry

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FlinterFile: Elton John- Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

What if you think a song is one of the best songs ever written? Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Kate Bush- Rocket Man

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In 1991, a tribute to Elton John and Bernie Taupin was released. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Kiki Dee- Star

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Kiki Dee became famous in 1976 with her song Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, which she recorded with Elton John. After this number 1 hit, it had grown a bit silent around her. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Elton John & Kiki Dee- Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

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In 1976, Elton John and Kiki Dee recorded a duet. They both loved the duets on the Motown label, but at the time, there hadn’t been one for some time, so they made one themselves. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Train- Drops Of Jupiter

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In 2001, Train had their first international success. The song tells the story of a woman, who has gone away to find herself, and the man who is left behind wants to know if there is still some room for him. The singer has said the first lines came to him in a dream, and that the song was inspired by his mother. The strings were arranged by the man who also has done strings for Elton John and the Rolling Stones. The song reached number 10 in the UK and number 5 in the US. Enjoy

Train- Drops Of Jupiter

Song of the day: Kiki Dee- I’ve Got The Music In Me

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This is the singer who made Don’t Go Breaking My Heart with Elton John. Since I think that song is very good, I took a try on finding out more about Kiki Dee. And then I stumbled upon this song. Actually it is here the Kiki Dee Band, but okay, that will do fine. What I did not know is that she was already active since 1963, but that the real success came on the label of… Elton John! She scored a little  hit with it (number 19 in the UK, 8 in the Netherlands). After her, lots of artists recorded it, but the original stayed the version which had success! Enjoy

The Kiki Dee Band- I’ve Got The Music In Me

Song of the day: Elton John- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

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Some songs are just great, and some artists are just great. Elton John is one of these artists who is great. He has lots of nice outfits (okay, some are a bit too, what should I say, let’s call it funky…) and his glasses are really cool. And his music is great. I remember that I have known Crocodile Rock because a puppet, looking like Elton John, sang that in Bob the Builder. I was a big fan of the song, and now I like it a lot, but I think this song is a little bit better. Actually, I think it’s his best song. Enjoy

Elton John- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road