Chart Position: 2

  • #390 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
  • Keyboards: Elton John
  • Guitar: Davey Johnstone
  • Backing vocals: Davey Johnstone, Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson
  • Produced by Gus Dudgeon
  • Recorded at Chateau d’Herouville France
  • The ‘yellow brick road’ is from L. Frank Baum’s fantasy story and 1939 film The Wizard of Oz
  • Elton John often wore ultra-high platform shoes in concerts in the early seventies, as depicted on the cover artwork for the 1973 LP Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • Later recorded by Queens of the Stone Age (2018)

goodbye yellow brick

 

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