Musical palate cleanser, birthday edition

Someone emailed me with a MPC request to celebrate Elton John’s 70th birthday.  I confess I’ve never been much of a fan, but I’ve always had a warm place in my heart for this scene from Almost Famous, set to “Tiny Dancer”, so enjoy.

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17 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, birthday edition

  1. Red Cup

    Reminds me of come of our rides back to Amelia after the Worlds Largest Outdoor Cocktail party, except we didn’t sing no Elton John tune.

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  2. Athens Dog

    Outstanding.

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  3. Since he’s 70, I expect he’s got the young man’s blues.

    Sir Elton has long been thought to be the piano player on this gem:

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  4. doofusdawg

    great movie… I put it right up there with Caddyshack, Animal House, Dazed and Confused and Where the Buffalo Roam. Watching these movies one could get a pretty good picture of the counter culture during my formative years.

    Happy Birthday Elton. Thanks again Senator. Wait till next year keeps getting more and more a young man’s game.

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  5. Debby Balcer

    I saw him in concert in Colorado 9 days ago. He was amazing. No opening act and played for two hours straight a five minute break and a half an hour encore. His voice is still strong.

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  6. diving duck

    One of the great movie soundtracks. I believe it’s the first one Zeppelin agreed to be on.

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  7. illini84

    Most people don’t know much about his cowboy album, great stuff.

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  8. illini84

    I took myself a blue canoe

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  9. Raleighwood Dawg

    He’s not my favorite artist, but damn this is one helluva jam …

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  10. What band is “Almost Famous” based upon? I ask because the scene says 1974 and I do know the Allman Bros were on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine in 1974 (per AXS reel to reel). Kate Hudson(Penny Lane) was responsible for me having to finally admit I was officially a dirty old man .Just Damn.

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    • “The film is based on Crowe’s experiences touring with rock bands Poco, The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.”

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  11. Love Lies Bleeding and Funeral for a Friend. Way up on the top of my list of favorites.

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