Elton John Knebworth 1990

Elton John Knebworth 1990
genesisknebwoeth1990 The next time I saw Elton John was on a multi-act bill at Knebworth in 1990. This was the Silver Clef Award Winners Concert and had an amazing line-up including Pink Floyd, Cliff Richard & Genesis; The Shadows, Tears for Fears, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant (with guest Jimmy Page), and Status Quo. Pretty strong bill! I won a pair of free tickets in a competition; I think is was with KitKat, and Marie and I went down for the weekend. This was a great concert, which deserves a blog post of its own. I’ll save that for another day, and limit my reflections today to Elton’s part of the day. Some of the acts such as Paul McCartney and Pink Floyd got to play pretty full sets, but most of the other bands were limited to a few songs. Elton played three of his own songs: Sacrifice; Sad Songs; and Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting, and also jammed with Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler, playing Sunshine of Your Love and possibly a couple of more songs. Pretty sure Ray Cooper was also in the band.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by dawn on July 9, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    it had to be the best line up ever! who stood out for me was robert plant/jimmy page being a zep fan, cliff richard and the shadows, paul mccartney, elton john was superb but remember he made a sign to end his set while the camera was on a close up of him and everyone near me was booing, had the most amazing day though , leaving the car park not easy i had a hire car which was black not easy to find in a field in the dark and i ran over someones foot on the way out luckily they were ok, doubt we will ever see a line up like that again.


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