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DVD Elton John Leon Russell Beacon Theater

Elton John & Leon Russell - 2010 - 10 - 19 - Live at the Beacon Theater, NY
Elton John & Leon Russell
Live at the Beacon Theater, NY
October 19, 2010


Good Morning America  October 20, 2010
01 Good Morning America Introduction
02 If It Wasn't for Bad- GMA
03 Hearts Have Turned to Stone- GMA
04 Tiny Dancer- GMA

Beacon Theatre October 19, 2010
01 Intro (Elton)
Leon Russell
02 Tight Rope
03 Prince Of Peace/Out In The Woods
04 A Song For You
05 Delta Lady
06 Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
07 Stranger In A Strange Land
Elton John & Leon Russell
08 If It Wasn't For Bad
09 Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes
10 Hey Ahab
11 Gone To Shiloh
12 Jimmie Rodgers' Dream
13 There's No Tomorrow
14 Monkey Suit
15 The Best Part Of The Day
16 A Dream Come True
17 When Love Is Dying
18 I Should Have Sent Roses
19 Band Intro
20 Hearts Have Turned To Stone
21 Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody)
22 In The Hands Of Angels

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23 Burn Down The Mission
24 Levon
25 Tiny Dancer
26 Ballad Of A Well-Known Gun
27 I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
28 Your Song
29 Take Me to the Pilot
30 Sad Songs (Say So Much)
31 The Bitch Is Back

Elton John & Leon Russell
32 Hey Ahab (commercial cuts beginning off)

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Brussels investigates after EU funds 'used to put on Sir Elton John concert'
Brussels investigates after EU funds 'used to put on Sir Elton John concert'

Sir Elton, whose hits include Rocket Man, Nikita and Candle in the Wind, put on a solo performance in Naples' Piazza Plebiscito for the annual Piedigrotta festival

The European Commission is investigating allegations that EU funds intended to promote development in southern Italy were instead used to pay for an Elton John concert in Naples.

The British rock star was paid 600,000 euros (£510,000) for the concert in the city’s main piazza on Sept 11, 2009, according to Italian newspapers.
There is no suggestion that Sir Elton knew of the alleged misuse of EU money.
But an Italian MEP has asked the European Commission to look into claims that at least some of the money came from European Union funds which were supposed to have been used to promote economic development.

Mario Borghezio is a member of the Northern League, the powerful devolutionist party based in northern Italy that frequently rails against waste, corruption and mafia crime in the impoverished south.
He criticised what he called "the shameful use of European funds" to bring the singer-songwriter to Naples.
A spokesman for the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, confirmed that the allegations were being investigated.
"Regional development fund money was used for this project, and we now have to assess whether it fell within the funding rules," said Ton van Lierop.
“We’re looking into it in scrupulous detail but we need all the information before we can make an assessment.” If it is proved that European funds were misused, money would be deducted from the next funding request made by the Campania region, of which Naples is the capital.
Sir Elton, whose hits include Rocket Man, Nikita and Candle in the Wind, put on a solo performance in Naples’ Piazza Plebiscito for the annual Piedigrotta festival.
It is believed to have been his first performance in Italy in 36 years.

Billboard week 2 @ #6, week 3 @ #10, I'm impressed...

I was expecting "The Union" to plummet on the charts in its second week.  I assumed all the Elton and Leon fans bought it week one and that it would drop probably out of the top 20.  Well boy was I wrong.  It comes in at #6 for week two.

And now week three has just been released and its at #10.   Whoo Hoo!

Concert review: Elton John thrills the crowd in Ontario


Published: Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:46 AM CST
Four decades after releasing his first album, Sir Elton John continues to create some of the finest music in the world. His latest creation, “The Union,” a collaboration with his mentor Leon Russell, is no exception.

Both musicians delighted thousands of fans on Nov. 5 with a marvelous presentation at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.

John, a multiple Grammy-winning superstar who is one of the best-selling solo artists of all time, began the evening by warmly introducing Russell, whose music transported fans to the late 1960s and early ‘70s.

Then John took the stage and blasted out “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)” as the fans stood and roared in appreciation.

Dressed in a colorful blazer and bluish eyeglasses, John energetically performed hits like “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Rocket Man,” and “Bennie and the Jets.”

The mostly middle-aged fans reacted wildly when John invited them to raise their hands in the air. There was a notable absence of cell phones trying to get the legend on video as younger fans often do, causing inconvenience for the crowd behind them.

The 63-year-old John and the 68-year-old Russell then performed several songs from “The Union,” a jazz-influenced album which contains both easy listening and energetic songs.

The crowd reacted positively to the new songs, especially “The Best Part of the Day,” “When Love is Dying,” and “Never Too Old.”

The concert continued with John closing his second act alone with “Your Song,” the acclaimed 1970 tune which is regarded by many as a timeless classic.

Elton John, Leon Russell celebrate the Cajundome's 25th anniversary
Elton John and guitarist Davey Johnstone perform Wednesday at the Cajundome in Lafayette.
Elton John and guitarist Davey Johnstone perform Wednesday at the Cajundome in Lafayette.
Dwayne Fatherree • • November 11, 2010
When Leon Russell kicked into the first rambling notes of "Tight Rope" at the Cajundome on Wednesday night, he wasn't just whistling "Dixie."
The night was a celebration for the music fans who were gathered to see Elton John and Russell play in the arena. But the concert also marked the 25th anniversary of the facility that many did not want built back when it was first proposed.
"Twenty-five years ago, there was a question about whether this facility should have been built," Cajundome Director Greg Davis said. "It caused much, much controversy in the first year, lots of different opinions out there politically about whether this was a waste of money.
"Twenty-five years later, I think we have a resounding, positive answer to those questions."
Davis was a relative newcomer to the scene Wednesday night. His 25 years at the Cajundome paled compared to Denham Springs resident Ricky Denicola's 40-plus years listening to Elton John. Although he has seen the singer about 10 times, Denicola marks the "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" tour in 1973 as his favorite. However, he still has a taste for the newer material, including John's latest album, "The Union," written with longtime friend and current tourmate Russell.
"I like it," Denicola said as he waited for Russell to take the stage. "Some of the songs got the sound of the previous, way back."
Shannon Gautreaux of Lafayette was happy to see both musicians in Lafayette.
"Leon Russell is awesome, too," she said as she made her way to her seat on the Cajundome's floor level. "Leon is like Elton John's idol."
John made it clear from the outset that this tour was not just another anonymous round of shows. Before a note was played, he walked out to the stage to greet the audience and introduce Russell to the crowd.
"Tonight is a special show because I am reunited with one of my original inspirations and idols from the 1960s and early 70s," John said to the raucous crowd. "Forty years ago, I played the Troubadour in Los Angeles when I first came to America and he was sitting in the second row. We became friends, and he was so gracious to me and asked me to come on tour with him. Forty years later, I'm doing this other thing, and I am asking him to come on tour with me. We just made a record together, which is one of the greatest joys of my life."
Russell, one of the originators of the Tulsa sound, has a musical résumé that is hard to rival. Aside from his trademark "Tight Rope," he broke out his classic "Delta Lady," a song he wrote back in his time with Joe Cocker.
"Any night you get to hear Leon Russell sing 'Delta Lady,' it's all right," said David Hubbell of Lafayette.
But the main act was John, and he did not disappoint. After Russell's intro set and a surprisingly short break, the house lights dimmed and Sir Elton's band took the stage, the three-chord tatoo of "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" lifting the audience to its feet.
"I played here in this building three times over the last 25 years, so that works out to about once every seven years," John joked a couple of songs later as he segued from "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" into the opening chords of "Rocket Man."

A respectful 'Union' of two giant piano men

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Leon's boys: drummer Brandon Holder (left) and Beau Charron (keyboard, lap steel guitar, mandolin). MIKE SIMONS / Tulsa World

Published: 11/11/2010  2:22 AM
Last Modified: 11/11/2010  6:03 AM

Elton John was on safari in Africa last year when he started listening to some of Leon Russell's greatest hits.

"About four tracks in, I started to weep uncontrollably, and (someone) said, 'For God's sake, what is wrong?' I said, 'This takes me back to one of the most beautiful times in my life: the late-'60s and early-'70s," John said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. "Leon Russell was my idol. He became my idol, became the person that I wanted to play like, that I wanted to sing like and who I eventually met at the Troubadour club on the second night I came here in 1970."

Indeed, those early years in 1970 and '71, after both had released their debut albums, each was poised for major star status. John from early numbers such as "Your Song" and "Sixty Years On." Russell won praise for swampy rockers "Delta Lady" and "Roll Away the Stone," as well as heart-rending ballads including "A Song for You" and "Superstar," which became a No. 2 hit for the Carpenters in 1971.

Spawned by that emotional flashback that day in 2009, the collaboration "The Union" was born. John reached out to his own U.S. manager, John Barbis.

John called Russell and invited him to make an album.

"I was kind of flabbergasted, really," Russell told the AP in a rare interview. "I hadn't spoke to him in 35 years, and he called up and said, 'Let's do a duet album.' I said, 'Sure. Thank you very much.' "

Russell's touring band mates are grateful, too. It's great work, they said in a recent
interview with the Tulsa World. For one, there are few days off. They've recently returned from a whirlwind of tour dates: London, California, Texas, Washington, New York and elsewhere.

"Leon has a theory that he can't stop the machine," said traveling band mate and drummer Brandon Holder. "It's just too hard to get it going again if you stop it."

Tulsan and keyboardist Beau Charron agreed. "It never stops. ... I don't think Leon knows how to not tour."

His home town has rallied around the 60-something icon, too.

Now, the street just outside Russell's former Church Studio bears his name. Just last weekend, a portion of a street in front of the Church Studio at Third Street and Trenton Avenue was renamed Leon Russell Road. He recorded with countless friends on that corner, including members of the Beatles and Tom Petty.

Elton John's former fiancee seeks a chance to reconnect

Posted Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010

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EULESS -- For most, Someone Saved My Life Tonight is just another classic rock song.
For Linda Hannon, it's a pointed reminder of a very turbulent, confusing and painful time in her life.
In the summer of 1970, Hannon (then going by her maiden name, Woodrow) was engaged to a struggling musician, sharing a flat in London's East End with him and his collaborator, supporting all three of them with secretarial work. She had been in the relationship for nearly two years, but less than a month before the nuptials, Hannon's beau returned home late -- around 4:30 a.m. -- from a night of drinking with friends and told her it was over.
"I was devastated," Hannon, 66, says now, perched politely on the edge of her couch in her home in a quiet Euless subdivision. "My whole family was feeling for me, because they were expecting a wedding."
The musician who got away was Reginald Dwight, best known to the world now as Elton John.
Four years after his failed suicide attempt and his canceled wedding, with the release of the seminal 1975 album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, John and lyricist Bernie Taupin framed the whole episode as a harrowing near-miss.
That's Hannon being referenced in Tonight's emotionally charged chorus: You almost had your hooks in me, didn't you dear/You nearly had me roped and tied/Altar-bound, hypnotized.
"In a way, I was disappointed," Hannon says. "It was Bernie that actually wrote the words. ... Bernie has probably said more negative things than Reg has ... I mean, unbelievable things that were said. In some of the songs, I was very hurt."
Decades without contact
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Hannon says she has moved on, but upon learning that John, along with fellow '70s survivor Leon Russell, would be performing in Fort Worth on Saturday, she felt compelled to reach out to the press in an attempt to facilitate a meeting, however brief.
She says she isn't after money, fame, sparking romance anew or even, really, setting the record straight. (Indeed, Hannon says much of what journalists and biographers have written about her over the years is wildly inaccurate. For instance, she doesn't hate John's music, as has been reported: "I have all his music; my sons have all his music.")
Since he walked out of her life four decades ago, Hannon has not had any communication with John.
"I suppose I just carried on and put it down to an experience," Hannon says. "As he got more and more famous, I thought, 'Wow.' It was incredible. I never at that time imagined he would be who he is today."
When contacted for this story, John's representatives said he was not available for comment.
'There's no bitterness'
Hannon moved to the United States in 1984. The native of Scotland has made her home in North Texas for the past 15 years, and now lives just west of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. Retired and single, she shares her cozy, inviting home with several pets. She has three sons from a previous marriage, all of whom live in North Texas, and three grandchildren.
The portrait she paints of her brief time with Dwight, as he transitioned from Long John Baldry's band Bluesology to solo artist, is tinged with wistfulness and nostalgia. According to Hannon, it was a joint decision to get married, even if "Reg" wasn't in the greatest financial shape.
"I even bought my own engagement ring," Hannon says. "His mother and I got on very well. She had ordered the wedding cake. We had found a flat in Mill Hill, and everything was fine."
Until it wasn't. In what has long since passed into lore, Baldry was the one who convinced Reg Dwight that marriage would end his music career before it ever got going. Baldry is quoted in David Buckley's 2007 Elton: The Biography as having said: "Oh, my dear, for God's sake, you're getting married, and you love Bernie more than you love this girl. This is ridiculous. Put a stop to it now."
There would be only one other woman in John's life, sound engineer Renate Blauel. Their 1984 marriage lasted four years. He came out as a gay man not long after they divorced; John met his current partner, David Furnish, in 1993, and the pair entered into a civil partnership in 2005.
When asked what she would say if she had the opportunity, Hannon paused briefly.
"I would like to see him," she said, "and tell him what I've been doing and about my three boys and my grandbabies ... just rekindle a friendship with him.
"There's no bitterness there."

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Ep.421 – Elton John & Leon Russel @ The Palladium – Hollywood, CA – 11/03/10

November 11th, 2010 by Bryan · Elton John, Leon Russel, Los Angeles, Palladium, The, Video Concert Reviews

Elton John is without a doubt a living legend and one of the most fortunate things about living in Los Angeles, epecially Hollywood, is having the opportunity to see amazing ‘once in a lifetime’ type performances like this one.  Elton John and Leon Russel was a concert I will never forget.

This show was a one of a few rare performance to promote the recent collaboration between Elton John and Leon Russel.  Honestly, before this show I was completely unaware of who Leon Russel was, but it says a lot that he was a highlight for many people at a show that featured Sir Elton.
Sir Elton John
Photo by Luis Sinco for the Los Angeles Times
While I enjoyed Elton John’s performance immensely, I too was amazed by Leon Russel’s voice. His ZZ-Top appearance was an interesting contrast to Elton’s sparkly sequin “Rocket Man” jacket. I can’t say it enough… putting these two performers on stage at venue like the Palladium was an incredible experience.
Leon Russel
Photo by Luis Sinco for the Los Angeles Times
I will not hesitate, given the opportunity to see either of these guys again. The show was being recorded on video and audio, so I would expect to see something released from this show in the near future. Give their new album “The Union” a listen!
Elton John and Leon Russell Setlist Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA, USA 2010, The Union - Tour

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