Elton for me, he's the Queen Mother of British rock (by his own admission) and a proper national treasure despite a bit of a dodgy past. He also has a proper knack for writing a catchy tune and isn't afraid to dress up and make a fool of himself which is a winning combination as far as I'm concerned.
It's all good entertainment, it doesn't cost a penny
Easy choice for me - Elton John!! I remember all those great, infectiously fun songs from when I was little, before I was really even "into music" --"Crocodile Rock," "Benny and the Jets," etc.
I remember the school bus driver putting on the radio for us if we would behave, and most of the kids would sing just about any of EJ's songs when they came on. Just about all of us knew the words! Great times!
I'll have to go with the current in this one. Neil Young has some good songs (to the ones Chippa mentioned I'd add "Down by the river", "Born in Ontario" and the monster classic "Hey hey, my my"), but he wrote thousands and too many of them are pretty poor IMO. Sir Elton is a great pop songwriter with an innate sense of melody and in my opinion his stuff is, in average, considerably better than Young's.
elophile: OH, Yes! Will you take a little sip when no one is looking?
Jun 23, 2020 20:10:41 GMT
Horacewimp: I’ll check and see if he takes sugar ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Jun 23, 2020 20:47:50 GMT
elophile: I bet he takes honey... good for the vocal chords!
Jun 26, 2020 0:41:49 GMT
elophile: And no milk. You don't want to get all phlegmy...
Jun 26, 2020 0:42:37 GMT
Grroosss: Well. I discovered r/ELOcirclejerk and the ELO Discord yesterday. Lots to offer (and fans my age!) but too much chaos to take in all at once... Feels good to be back home ::animated-smileys-hug-008::
Jun 30, 2020 22:06:28 GMT
BSJ: Circlejerk is waaaaaay out there!
Jun 30, 2020 22:53:00 GMT
Helmut83: Is there an ELO Discord? Good data, Grroosss! Gotta check it out, I've been a regular at discord since about two months ago when quarentine boredom drove me there.
Jul 5, 2020 3:12:01 GMT
Helmut83: I couldn't find it though. Maybe you got mixed up with Reddit?
Jul 5, 2020 3:18:29 GMT
orioles70: hope all good forum members saved some fireworks to set off tonight for 50th anniversary festivities, I personally arranged for a comet to arrive right on schedule, try to Zoom in with your telescope and see the bright orange and blue streamers
Jul 14, 2020 1:58:56 GMT
BIuebird: Hello forum friends! I apologize for my long absence, we've had quite a bit of stressful stuff going on.
Jul 14, 2020 13:49:08 GMT
Horacewimp: Hey BIuebird great to see you back hope you are keeping well ::c0112::
Jul 14, 2020 14:16:05 GMT
BSJ: Hi BIuebird! Happy to see you! ::t31232::
Jul 14, 2020 18:05:14 GMT