On 20 November 2022 Elton John played his last live convert in the USA – appropriately at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles where he made such an impact in 1975.
He may not be to everyone’s taste – but his musical influence is undeniable – as has his remarkable work for his AIDS foundation. He has also been a background soundtrack for much of my life.
Elton is 75 years old – has discomfort from a hip injury and has a family that he wants to spend time with. No more touring. But not a bad way to leave the stage!
Here is the set list:
Bennie And The Jets
I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
Border Song (Dedicated to Aretha Franklin.)
Have Mercy on the Criminal
Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
Take Me to the Pilot
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Candle in the Wind
Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
Burn Down the Mission
Sad Songs (Say So Much)
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me (Featuring Brandi Carlile. Dedicated to late members of Elton John’s band.)
The Bitch Is Back
I’m Still Standing
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Featuring Kiki Dee)
Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
Cold Heart (Featuring Dua Lipa)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
On 9 December 2022 John left Twitter, following changes to its rules made by new owner Elon Musk, stating, “All my life I’ve tried to use music to bring people together. Yet it saddens me to see how misinformation is now being used to divide our world. I’ve decided to no longer use Twitter, given their recent change in policy which will allow misinformation to flourish unchecked.”
And here is a link to a list of Elton John’s 40 Greatest Songs – not my list – and there are so many songs that do not make this list but might make mine or yours!