Elton John Newcastle City Hall 1976

Elton John Newcastle City Hall 1976
Support Murray Head eltontix76
By 1976 Elton John had a batch of hits behind him and was a major rock star in the UK and across the world. Elton toured the UK and called at Newcastle City Hall where demand for tickets was mega. A mate and I got up early (ie 6am) on the day the tickets went on sale and went through to the City Hall to queue for our seats. The queue was pretty large by the time we arrived, but we still managed to score some seats, although we were upstairs at the side, and by no means in good seats. eltonprog76 The tour was called “louder than Concorde” although I’m not sure why, as Elton John was hardly what I would call a loud act at the time. The programme has a silver cover which didn’t scan well! The back cover incorporates a push out paper Concorde, which I restrained myself from making and flying. Support for this tour came from Murray Head who had hit the charts with Say It Ain’t So. Elton put on his usual high energy show to a rapturous reception from the Newcastle crowd. Typical setlist from 1976: Skyline Pigeon; I Need You to Turn To; Sixty Years On; Border Song; Daniel; Love Song; Bennie and the Jets; The Greatest Discovery; Candle in the Wind; Rocket Man; Tonight; I Think I’m Going to Kill Myself; Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me; Better Off Dead; Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word; Someone Saved My Life Tonight; Sweet Painted Lady; Your Song; Island Girl; Don’t Go Breaking My Heart; Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting

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