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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Elton John may play at President Trump's inauguration

The Rocket Man may hear "Rocket Man" sung by Elton John at the inauguration.

Or the rumor may just be a candle in the wind. Elton John's publicist told the New York Times no.

But President Trump could change his mind. Pretty difficult to say you re for gay rights when you won't perform for the man who brought gay rights into teh Republican Party. Maybe gay rights is just another marketing tool for liberals.

President Trump played Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" and "Rocket Man" at his rallies this year.

His playlist included "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister, which upset Dee Snider at first, but he came around later. He used three or four Rolling Stones songs, a couple of Beatles tunes, and to her consternation Adele's "Skyfall" and "Rolling in the Deep.'

And Pavarotti's version of "Nessun Dorma," which was popularized at the 1990 World Cup. Leicester City had it sung at their final game in May, when the team won its first Premier League championship in 132 years.

Pavarotti cannot make it. Death only lets you vote in America. That leaves Elton John.

From the New York Post:
Elton John will perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration, claimed a key adviser, who championed the billionaire as the first president ever to enter the White House with a “pro-gay rights” stance.
“Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the mall for inauguration,” Anthony Scaramucci, a member of the presidential transition team executive committee as well as a vice chair of the presidential inaugural committee, told BBC’s “HARDtalk.”
Why would he?
“This will be the first American president in US history that enters the White House with a pro-gay rights stance,” Scaramucci claimed.
We shall see how this plays out.

I hope he gets Twisted Sister -- and AC/DC.


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  1. I dunno. Sir Elton used to really rock 'n' roll and has some catchy tunes. My favorite album of his is a live album recorded in a studio: "11-17-70." He may be great at the inauguration. I never cared much for his politics, but he seemed to be able to keep them out of his music. - Elric

  2. Replies
    1. Come on, man. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was brilliant. Punch up The Ballad Of Danny Bailey and tell me that is not the shit.

    2. Bring back Pavarotti, please!

    3. Bring back Pavarotti, please!

    4. I remember when rock was young,
      me and Susie had so much fun

  3. Many of Elton John's hits were written or co-written by Bernie Taupin. Taupin also wrote many Alice Cooper hits, (Alice Cooper is a known Christian Conservative...) I hope Elton John does play the inauguration, it might help America.

    1. Yup. My brother used to say, I think of Elton John as a collaboration between Reg Dwight (Elton's real name) and Bernie. It was. Bernie's lyrics were VERY important to that group...

      I think Reg should start with Saturday Night's Alright and see where it goes from there. Mr. Trump is nothing if not a fighter.

  4. Trump also used music from "The Right Stuff."

  5. AC/DC? Hillary would probably approve of that.

    "All in the name of liberty
    All in the name of liberty
    Got to be free
    Jailbreak, let me out of here
    Jailbreak, sixteen years
    Jailbreak, had more than I can take
    Jailbreak, yeah"

  6. Just a reminder: Elton sang at Rush Limbaugh's wedding.

    Every time I hear Nessun Dorma, I think of the balloon scene in the movie Witches of Eastwick.

  7. Given that Bill is no longer of any possible use to Hillary, you have to wonder whether the tune "Jerusalem" ... with adapted words ... is running through her head at the moment.

    "You're losing 'em, you're losing 'em..."

  8. Kitty beat me to it. (I've been away, but I escaped.)