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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Elton John Band Backing Vocals

As many of you already know, I'm co-writing engineer/producer Ken Scott's memoirs entitled From Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust, which should be out early next year.

Ken worked with Elton John on three albums (Madman Across The Water, Honky Chateau, and Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player), and one of the things that he remembers is just how good the background vocals were from Elton's backing band, consisting of guitarist Davey Johnstone, bassist Dee Murray, and drummer Nigel Olsson. Here's an excellent video where you can listen for yourself.

Ken's not in the video because it's about the making of Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road (which Ken started, sort of, but you'll have to read the book for the story), but it illustrates the point perfectly well.

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1 comment:

Chris Benedetto said...

Timeless, brilliant, and masterful. Thanks for the vid.


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