Elton John- All the Girls Love Alice- London 1973

Elton John and his musical director, guitarist Davey Johnstone, have led one of rock’s best live bands for half a century, and here is recorded witness to that fact as they test-drove some of Elton’s then-new songs in 1973 from his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album at London’s venerable Hammersmith Odeon theater. Decades before Madonna liplocked Brittney Spears on stage, Bernie Taupin had written about alternative attitudes toward female sexuality that today would make Mike Pence stammer, with “All the Young Girls Love Alice”. –Redbeard