Tag Archives: Elton John

1969 ARCHIVE DIVE (PART 1)

As many readers know, we love anniversaries here at Vinyl Connection, especially the ones ending with a zero. One decade, two decades, three decades, four… And of course the half century! Over the past couple of years we have featured many albums from 1967 and 1968 and reckon it’s a tradition worth continuing. But because […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR REG!

It’s odd to think of Elton John as a Sixties artist. But Reginald Dwight first played and recorded in that decade of innocence and transformation, most notably with Long John Baldry in Bluesology. A solo career and an enduring song-writing partnership with fellow Englishman Bernie Taupin beckoned, as did one of the most famous name-changes […]

LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE [COVERART PAIR #44]

A somewhat belated tribute to Alice, famed for her trips to Wonderland via rabbit-hole and looking-glass, born on 4th May 1852. As both albums are gatefold sleeves that add to their respective stories, they are included here below.  Annie Haslam – Annie in Wonderland [Sire, 1977] Annie Haslam was the singer in the UK neo-classical […]