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Crocodile Rock

Crocodile Rock

Date: Dec 11 2006


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World-famous super star Elton John has been around for decades. Known for his wacky outfits, the gifted song writer still wows audiences, sitting at the piano cranking out his hits. Look at the glasses he’s wearing in this picture from the seventies. Hilarious!

When Princess Diana died, Elton John, who was a good friend hers, made the world cry when he played Candle in the Wind at her funeral.

Elton John was in Portland recently and Kevin went to the concert. Listen to him talk with Emily about it.


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Emily:  How was… How was the Elton John concert the other night?

Kevin:  You know, I’m not a huge Elton John fan, but he’s incredibly talented. It was awesome. I mean, he played two hours… over two and a half hours.

Emily:  Wow.

Kevin:  And he doesn’t take breaks. He takes a little sip of water between songs, you know, maybe acknowledges the crowd, and then goes right back into it. It’s… He’s an amazing performer.

Emily:  How long has it been since he’s toured?

Kevin:  You know I… I don’t know. I don’t really follow him that much. Um…

Emily:  He’s a rare, a rare concert to catch, I’m willing to bet. I’m very jealous, by the way, that you got to see him becasue I love Elton John.

Kevin:  It was really sweet. And people love him. Like, the place was packed. I mean, it was at the Rose Garden, probably 20,000 people…

Emily:  Wow.

Kevin:  And I’m telling you… I mean, the man has written countless songs but people went crazy for Crocodile Rock.

Emily:  He’s timeless. Oh, that’s a fun song. That’s very uppity and fun…

Kevin:  Yeah.

Emily:  I’m more of a Rocket Man kinda girl myself…

Kevin:  Yeah. Me too, but…

Emily:  And, you know, Your Song. There’s a whole slew of, like, sentimental songs that I just love of his. Did he wear any crazy outfits? ‘Cause he’s sometimes known for that, you know?

Kevin:  Yeah, he didn’t…He had on pretty elegant, simple glasses and kinda this black suit with some, kinda, roses on the side but nothing…

Emily:  Too extravagant?

Kevin:  Nothing too flashy. Actually I was hoping he would have been a little more campy, but c’est la vie.



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Kevin is not a big Elton John fan, but he was impressed with the performance.

Emily loves Elton John. She would have loved to have gone to the show.

Are you an Elton John fan?

What are your favorite Elton John songs?



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