March 25, 1947 in Pinner
Pinner, United Kingdom
Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Sir Elton John is an English singer, songwriter and pianist. Active since 1964, John is one of the highest selling recording artists, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. His music covers genres including rock, pop, glam rock and rhythm and blues. He has a long-standing song-writing partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin, whom he has collaborated with since 1967. John released seven consecutive US number one albums in the early 1970s, the most successful of which was Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973).
Thoughts on Songs with Elton John
3 years ago
It is a tribute to Australian Rock and Roll musicians. The crocodile is symbolic of Australia. Imagine that the singer is Australian. Then "while the other kids (Americans) were rocking round the clock we (Australians) were hopping and bopping to the crocodile rock" (Australian rock). "Suzie went and left us for some foreign guy". The foreign guy is American. It symbolizes the difficulty in competing with America,
5 years ago
The lyrics of Yellow River are short and simple yet they convey what must be the thoughts and emotions of every soldier that is returning home after fighting in a war. Upon release, the soldier celebrates and thinks about his home and what he had left behind wondering if it will still be the same. His only thought is to return home and resume life as it had been where he can sleep under the moon, feel the cool nights and find a girl he once knew in his hometown of Yellow River. The ravages of war follow him as cannon fire lingers in his mind but this will soon be replaced by the security of the familiar surroundings of home.