Soul Train : Elton John

Elton John

Does anybody else remember the year Elton John was on Soul Train? 1973 or 1974?

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It was 1975 because he sang "Benny and the Jets" and "Philadelphia Freedom".

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mary j blige uses piano snippets of benny and the jets for her song, i think elton is actually doing the piano for deep inside, i love it

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Wonder why he came on board?


I know there have been some white acts like Hall & Oats who sang soul and since disco sort of evolved out of soul and r&b I'm sure groups like The Bee Gees and KC & The Sunshine Band probably were just as big on the soul charts and well as the pop charts but EJ?

That I was surprised.

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Benny and the Jets was a BIG hit with African-Americans the year it came out and it got a lot of play on the radio stations with a soul/disco format.

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Getting Elton John was huge. He was enormously popular in 1975.

Interestingly, he never appeared on Bandstand.

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The video is on youtube, and it says 1975. That episode is scheduled for 5am, Monday morning, on Bounce.
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