October 1973 – a song popular in this month – Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
Bernie Taupin writes the lyrics to Elton’s songs. He often seems to write about Elton, but this one appears to be about him.
Interesting facts Yellow Brick Road & Elton John
Elton doesn’t write lyrics, his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin takes care of that.
He won a piano scholarship when he was 11 to the Royal Academy of Music.
The Yellow Brick Road is an image taken from the movie The Wizard of Oz.
In 2008, Ben & Jerry’s created a flavor of ice cream in honor of Elton John called “Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road.” Made of chocolate ice cream, peanut butter cookie dough, butter brickle and white chocolate chunks, it was made to commemorate Elton’s first concert in Vermont (home of the ice cream makers) on July 21, 2008 at the Essex Junction fairgrounds.
At one point, John was responsible for 3% of all records sold on the planet.
This information was provided by Songfacts.com