On November 28, 1974 Elton John and John Lennon sang a duet of “I Saw Her Standing There” at Madison Square Garden in New York. The show was John Lennon’s last stage appearance.
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Early in his show at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, Elton John played “Madman Across the Water,” and grew invested in it.
The song comes from before he was an AM radio hit-machine. He did not rush it at all, which nearly amounted to an infraction of the genial move-it-along mood of the three-hour concert. He improvised on the piano for five minutes or so, going modal and minor, getting away from his default splashiness; you could almost feel minds wandering in the big room. But he was engaging with the music, thinking through it: this was when one remembered that he’s an early-1970s musician. Somewhere under the stegosaurus plates of camp and hard business is a time-stretcher, a stare-at-the-figures-in-the-carpet guy.
For most of the concert, though, he seemed happier to yield control to the songs. In a show without much background video or other distractions, Mr. John put himself across evenly, speaking little, tottering around the stage a few times in a black long coat, motioning for applause. Read more>>
Source: New York Times