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  • 2017-11-26
  • MUSIC
  • Elton John Performs “Benny and the Jets” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • English singer-songwriter Elton John appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he performed his 1973's hit “Benny and the Jets”.
    On November 13th, he visited and interviewed with Stephen Colbert on this TV program.
    "I was in a terrible band, not a terrible band, but a mediocre band, and I was getting fed up playing to people who were eating fish and chips," John said. "I saw an advertisement from a record company that said, 'singers and songwriters wanted' ... I was very chubby, I was shy, I wasn't the lead singer, I was just the piano player in the band, but I was so fed up."
    Back in May, Elton John prmiered a new version of music video for "Benny and the Jets", which featured Jack Whiteley and Laura Brownhill.
    Also “Benny and the Jets” is included on his greatest hits album "Diamonds", which was released on November 10, 2017. The album consists of an box-set 3-CD version and in a 2-LP vinyl version.
    “Benny and the Jets” was released in 1974 from his seventh studio album "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", which was released in 1973. The song was composed by Elton John and Bernie Taupi.
    “Benny and the Jets” reached number one on US Billboard Hot 100, and the album reached number one on the US Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart.
    Also, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003.
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  • source : Rolling Stone
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