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  • Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
  • Keyboards: Elton John
  • Produced by Gus Dudgeon
  • Recorded in Toronto Canada
  • Frank Sinatra proclaimed this to be one of his favorite love songs; Elton John paid homage to Sinatra by almost naming the 1974 LP Caribou ‘Ol’ Pink Eyes is Back’ (Frank Sinatra’s nickname was ol’ blue eyes)
  • Later recorded by Dottie West (1981), Mina (1987), Joe Cocker (1991), Suzie Bogguss & Chet Atkins (1994), Pedro Azznar (1995)  Blue featuring Elton John (2002), Ana Bettz (2003) and Clay Aiken (2006)





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