Elton John- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road pt2- Elton, Bernie Taupin

“The road tears families apart,” declared Elton John lyricist Bernie Taupin regarding the bane of the working musician. “It destroys relationships. But a guitar is the best heart that beats, man!”

This is the conclusion of my classic rock interviews with Sir Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin about the blockbuster double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which includes a segment on the remake of “Candle in the Wind ’97”, the biggest-selling recording in history. To acknowledge the upcoming fiftieth anniversaries for Madman Across the Water this year  and of  one the greatest double albums ever made next year, Elton and his superb band have just resumed the massive multi-year final international concert trek of some three hundred planned performances titled “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” which should shatter all previous world records for the largest, longest concert tour playing to the most people in history! – Redbeard