Elton John – Rocket Man (Live at Wembley in 1984)

“Rocket Man” was a fixture of the classic rock station I grew up listening to. It’s one of Elton John’s greatest songs, powerful enough to still move me after 30 or so years of listening to it. Back in 1984, John played Wembley Stadium at the end of his European Express Tour. The show was also part of the Summer of 1984 concert, which featured John as the headliner. It was a big show for him. He broke out “Rocket Man” early in the set, and it’s an ambitious 9 minute version, with an extended jam towards the end. Everyone on stage is fully invested in the 80s. The bass player is even playing one of those headless basses. Take a look.

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