When talking about music, I make it very clear to everyone that I can listen to any genre and find something I like. Whether it be country, rap, rock, and so on and so forth, my taste in music is pretty varied.
Growing up, much of my musical consumption consisted of hit songs from the 1970’s when my parents were coming of age. One artist who did and still does have a great influence on me is the incomparable Elton John.
My first concert was Elton John at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pennsylvania. He produced one of the most recognizable movie songs ever in The Lion King, another major part of my childhood.
His music was a constant in my life growing up and remains that way today. Almost two decades after seeing him in concert the first time, I returned to the Bryce Jordan Center in September 2018 to see him again, likely for the final time.
Being that today is Saturday, it seems only fitting to go with the Elton classic “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” off his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album released in 1973.
As I continue taking my turn for our Song of the Day content, more and more Elton will leak into my rotation. His work has made an indelible impact on my life and he remains one of my all time favorite musicians. I look forward to sharing more of his work with everyone in future, and discussing why his work means so much to me.