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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Jan 25th 2018, 5:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Nutek View Post
Yeah.. No.

Eff that shit.

That's what I meant to say.
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Old Jan 25th 2018, 6:28 pm
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Managed to get a couple of tickets to a concert on EJ's last world tour. Yay.
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Old Jan 25th 2018, 6:39 pm
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Managed to get a couple of tickets to a concert on EJ's last world tour. Yay.
Elton John?
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Old Jan 25th 2018, 7:30 pm
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Elton John?
Yes. Last (unfortunately) of many.
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Old Jan 25th 2018, 7:35 pm
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Yes. Last (unfortunately) of many.
I didn't know he was doing a 'last tour'. I wonder if Billy Joel will guest with him at any shows? They've done a few decent duets over the years.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
I didn't know he was doing a 'last tour'. I wonder if Billy Joel will guest with him at any shows? They've done a few decent duets over the years.
His 'Last Tour' will take three years to complete..
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His 'Last Tour' will take three years to complete..
He might as well make the most of it, eh?
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
His 'Last Tour' will take three years to complete..
I've seen him five times and would love to get tickets for the final tour but the Aus leg is 2+ years away. There's a fair chance health/death could halt proceedings.

Well wasn't that a cheery thought!
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I've seen him five times and would love to get tickets for the final tour but the Aus leg is 2+ years away. There's a fair chance health/death could halt proceedings.

Well wasn't that a cheery thought!
Is his health that bad?
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Nutella riots across France! Nuts!
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Old Jan 26th 2018, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
I've seen him five times and would love to get tickets for the final tour but the Aus leg is 2+ years away. There's a fair chance health/death could halt proceedings.

Well wasn't that a cheery thought!
I'd love to see him again. One of the best shows I've seen.
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Is his health that bad?
Well I'm not his doctor so can't answer that. He looks pretty healthy to me however he's 70 years old, he's abused his body over the years regardless of how fit and well he is now, who knows what will happen tomorrow, let alone in three years time.

I'm working on the plan that I can get tickets and he'll perform and be as brilliant as usual.
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Speaking of ageing performers, I know his songs were always just pop schmaltz, but they were really good pop schmaltz. This performance from New Year's Eve in Time Square is poignant. King of performers, diagnosed with Parkinson's (you can see his hand holding the mic shake), freezing cold, voice a pale shadow of what it once was, and yet there he is, leading the crowd one last time.



Here's how he used to sound. Extra points for the outfit.

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He had a great voice back in the day, but holy shit I hate 'Sweet Caroline'
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
He had a great voice back in the day, but holy shit I hate 'Sweet Caroline'
Too bad It's better known and more often sung in this country than the national anthem.
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