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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Updated on April 10, 2011

One of the important memories from my early youthwas the development of musical taste. Around the early 1970's I was in my mid teens and I remember distinctly buying one of my first albums in those days it was a Vinyl record album  of course a 33 & 1/3rd rpm (revolutions per minute on the turntable).Interesting after moving from Record Cassette CD the vinyl record is

One of my very first albums was Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" album. Even by 1973 Elton John was a star in Britain and America quickly followed in other countries. Even now almost forty years later you can can play the album over and over again and get that same satisfying emotional response.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Roadwas the seventh studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John, released in 1973. The song became a world wide hit and three decades on continues to be a popular favourite song among young and old alike.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" is a ballad performed by musician Elton John. The song was written by Bernie Taupin and composed by John for his album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Its musical style and production is heavily influenced by 1970s soft rock. It was widely praised by critics, and some critics have named it John's best song.

The song was released in 1973 as the album's second single, and entered the Top Ten in both the United Kingdom and the United States. It was one of John's biggest hits, and surpassed the previous single in sales and popularity quickly following its release.

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      Barry Rutherford 7 years ago from Queensland Australia

      me too !

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      Barry Rutherford 7 years ago from Queensland Australia

      me too !

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      One of my favourite songs!

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      BJBenson 7 years ago from USA

      I love Elton.

      Nice Hub.

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