Just last night (12/15/13), my son and I played an Elton John marathon. A 24 year-old with an amazing eclectic taste in music, his recent obsession with the Beatles has now morphed into a passion for Elton John. (He does love the Brits!) I've had all the early EJ albums on vinyl since the day they were released, but only the first two on CD (I'm not counting "Empty Sky"). He's bought me "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" on CD for Christmas and is now intent on collecting them all.
But in sharing with him on YouTube about thirty of my favorite songs from several different albums, I'm struck all over again by just how good these tracks are and what a remarkable career he's had. I met him twice, at the 1975 Rock Music Awards and when he did the "Cher" show (I worked for CBS), and if I' ever get the chance again I'd like to tell him what he's meant to not only my generation but to all that have followed.
His music stands the test of time.