Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Elton John shares Lennon footage

The amateur footage of John Lennon guesting Elton John's consert in Madison Square Garden on Thanksgiving 1974, which we had a hand in rediscovering back in March last year, will now be shown publicly during Elton's concerts, according to the Beatles Examiner. The fan who shot the footage, Mary Ann Summers told WogBlog back then:

"I was 18 when I took it, and had bought the Super 8 camera specifically for the concert. Yoko was in the 11th row, just across the aisle from us, and seeing her take her seat confirmed the rumor Lennon would be there was for real. When Lennon came on stage, we were standing on our chairs, so the footage of him is fairly shaky, and maybe a minute in length, if that. And it was taken from the 12th row orchestra, so there were various heads I was shooting over while trying not to fall off my seat. I clearly remember my friend yelling at me "the floor is shaking" during the Lennon set."

The footage was posted on YouTube by Mary Ann, but has since been removed. Now it has been worked on and improved by Elton John's people and can only be seen at the singer's Million Dollar Piano show at Caesars Palace during the performance of "Empty Garden (Hey hey Johnny)", which Elton and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin wrote after Lennon's tragic death. 

1 comment:

mommamax said...

Thank you Roger, I'll always be grateful. This helped save my home.