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Book: Elton John

Chapter: On Stage

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.23946


In an era when the consensus is that popular music is dominated by recordings, Elton John’s musical reputation has been established as much through his performance style as by his studio work. This chapter deals with the various elements of his concert performances, including costume, choreography, set lists (the sequence of songs in the concert) and the range of ensembles, from solo percussionist to symphony orchestra, that have accompanied Elton John on stage.

Chapter Contributors

  • Dave Laing ( - d.laing) 'University of Liverpool and University of East Anglia'