On October 5, 1973.


On October 5, 1973, “DJM” label released “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, the seventh Elton John’s studio album.  It was recorded in May 1973, at the “Château d’Hérouville, in France, and was produced by Gus Dudgeon. The album included the singles “Candle in the Wind”,”Bennie and the Jets”, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”, and became one of John’s  most commercial albums, being sold in more than 30 million copies worldwide. “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” is ranked No. 91 on “Rolling Stone’s” magazine list of “500 Greatest albums of all time” and was inducted in to the “Grammy Hall of Fame” in 2003.


  • Elton John– vocals, piano, electric piano, organ, Farfisa organ, mellotron, Leslie piano
  • Dee Murray– bass
  • Davey Johnstone– acoustic, electric, Leslie, slide and steel guitars, banjo
  • Nigel Olsson– drums, congas, tambourine
  • Ray Cooper– tambourine
  • Dee Murray, Davey Johnstone, Nigel Olsson – backing vocals
  • Del Newman[– orchestral arrangement
  • Leroy Gómez– saxophone solo
  • David Hentschel – ARP synthesizer
  • Kiki Dee– backing vocals

Track listing

All compositions by Elton John and Bernie Taupin except “Funeral for a Friend”, by Elton John.

  1. Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
  2. Candle in the Wind
  3. Bennie and the Jets
  4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  5. This Song Has no Title
  6. Grey Seal
  7. Jamaica Jerk-off
  8. I’ve Seen That Movie Too
  9. Sweet Painted Lady
  10. The Ballad of Danny Bailey
  11. Dirty Little Girl
  12. All the Girls Love Alice
  13. Your Sister Can’t Twist
  14. Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
  15. Roy Rogers
  16. Social Disease
  17. Harmony



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