Friday, October 22, 2010

You're Never Too Old

The first time I saw Elton John perform live was circa 1970 at Carnegie Hall. It never occurred to me that I was witnessing a legend in the making, one whose music I would follow for years to come.  It probably never dawned on him. He was just a man following his passion with an extraordinary talent that would provide the soundtrack for many lives along the way, mine being one of them.

That passion evolved from  my very favorite album of all time "Elton John"

to his pop days to the present. He has just released a new collaboration with the man who was his music idol, Leon Russell. That's what happens when you follow your passion. You just never want to stop working! Because it doesn't feel like work. It's fun! It's exhilarating! It always feels new!  It's the only way you can breathe!

I caught the two, both men over 60 on  The View singing this song off their new album  The Union. It's appropriately called "You're Never Too Old."

Do you think there are things you're too old for anymore?


Julie said...

Hey Jo- If you were in the very back row at Carnegie Hall that night in 1970, I think I was at that concert with you!! Just talking to my brother and sister-in-law about Elton and Leon the other day. Elton has been a long time favorite of mine as well. - Julie

Penelope said...

One of my favorites. Cannot get enought Elton. "burn down the mission" and "funeral for a friend" into "love lies bleeding"
LEVEL ME, every time. Nice article. Cannot imagine Elton doing anything else.

Anonymous said...

I saw the new album on iTunes the other day and loved it. He has always been one of my favorites. I saw him at Madison Square Garden in the early 80s.

Penelope, "Funeral for a Friend" has always been one of my all-time favorites!