Happy New Year!
By the Editor@EltonJohn.com
As the year draws to a close we would like to thank all our EltonJohn.com visitors and Rocket members for your enthusiasm and support for Elton and his music during 2012. It has been a year in which Elton had a number one album in Great Britain – his first for 22 years –when in July Good Morning To The Night by Elton John versus Pnau went straight in at the top of the official UK album chart.
During this, the 42nd year of his amazing career, Elton managed to achieve yet more firsts:
*He played his first dance concert, along with Pnau, to thousands of young fans on the beach at the Ibiza Rocktronic Festival.
*He celebrated the 40th anniversary of the release of Rocket Man by discovering that the song was being played in space for the first time.
*For the first time fans could see moving images of Elton and John Lennon live onstage at the legendary 1974 Madison Square Garden concert, when Elton unveiled the ultimate ‘lost footage’ as part of his tribute to John Lennon at The Million Dollar Piano show in Las Vegas.
*Elton was the first artist to perform in the splendidly refurbished Perth Arena, during his tour of Australia.
*He wrote his first book, Love Is The Cure, ‘on life, loss and the end of AIDS.' Published in July to great acclaim, it went straight into the New York Times bestseller list.
*And although it wasn’t the first time he had played for Her Majesty, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in the open air opposite Buckingham Palace did give this knight of the realm his first chance to lead the British royal family in enthusiastic singing of the la-la-la-la-la-la’s of Crocodile Rock!
There will be many more firsts in 2013, including your first experience of Elton’s all-new web site, which is launching very soon. We will also be looking back 40 years as we celebrate the anniversary of the release of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and looking forward to the release of Elton’s brand new studio album.
All of us at EltonJohn.com wish you a very happy and healthy New Year, and we look forward to bringing you much more of everything Elton through his official web site. Thank you for visiting us!