When Legends Gather #646


Elton John and John Lennon at Madison Square Garden, Thanksgiving night, 1974. It would be the last time Lennon would ever appear in a live performance. Your humble correspondent was in attendance and can verify the epic pandemonium when Lennon hit the stage. Happy 65th birthday to Sir Elton.

4 comments:

swac said...

And you can hear the pandemonium here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoupFtYQj8s

Mark Connolly said...

I bought Elton John's "Philadelphia Freedom" back in the 70s to get the B-side: Lennon singing a live version of "I Saw Her Standing There" from this concert.

Marshall Stacks said...

Impressed, envious and glad you were there Frank. the wiki page on M.S.Garden is a compelling read: 'To this day, Elton John currently holds the all-time record for greatest number of appearances at The Garden with 62 Sold Out shows'. the concert capacity is 20,000 patrons.

phil said...

Always wished there was video of that concert.
Elton's wonderfully remastered 'Here and There' CD has Lennon's entire performance.

Thanks for the great photo.