SOME CAN OPENERS

Dear music lovers,

yesterday we heard a record of Dee Dee Bridgewater produced by Stanley Clarke performing a song of Elton John from his abum “Blue Moves” 1976. Today I want to show you another song from this album which shows us Elton John in a way that you never saw and heard before. A virtuous piano player performing with the London Symphpny Orchestra. I heard the song first time in “Kleines Café” in the Inner City of Vienna in summer 1975, when my first big love of my life, a beautiful Eurasian girl named Elma Choung, left me. I just was 17 years old and when Elton John started to sing I coudn′t refuse to start crying and couldn′t stop until the end of the song. From this moment Elton John′s “Tonight” accompanied me through many adventures and experiences of my life, and I found out time after time that the track is a real effective can opener, but this would be another story. Please listen to the very touching lyrics written by Elton John′s long-term lover Bernie Taupin.

Here′s Elton John in the film “Tommy”.

Tommy
Tommy film poster.jpg

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ken Russell
Produced by
Screenplay by Ken Russell
Based on Tommy
by?The Who
Starring
Music by The Who
Cinematography
Edited by Stuart Baird
Production
company
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • 19?March?1975?(United States)[1]
  • 26?March?1975?(United Kingdom)
Running time
108 minutes[2]
Country United Kingdom
Budget $5?million[3]
Box office $34.3?million[4]
Tommy?is a 1975 British?rock musical?fantasy?drama film?based upon?The Who‘s 1969?rock opera?album?Tommy?about a seemingly disabled boy who becomes a religious pinball champion.[5]?Directed by?Ken Russell, the film featured a?star-studded ensemble cast, including the band members themselves (most notably, lead singer?Roger Daltrey, who plays the title role),?Ann-Margret,?Oliver Reed,?Eric Clapton,?Tina Turner,?Elton John, and?Jack Nicholson.
Here is Elton John as “Pinball Wizard” performing with rock legend Roger Daltrey from the cult band “The Who”:
And here′s Roger Daltrey in a very rare video from the film “Lisztomania”.1975.
Lisztomania
Lisztomania movie poster.jpg

Promotional poster for?Lisztomania
Directed by Ken Russell
Produced by Roy Baird
David Puttnam
Written by Ken Russell
Starring Roger Daltrey
Sara Kestelman
Paul Nicholas
Ringo Starr
Rick Wakeman
Music by Rick Wakeman
Franz Liszt
Richard Wagner
Cinematography Peter Suschitzky
Edited by Stuart Baird
Production
company
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date
10 October 1975
Running time
103 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £1.2 million[1]
Lisztomania?is a 1975 film by?Ken Russell?about the nineteenth century composer?Franz Liszt. The screenplay is derived, in part, from a “kiss-and-tell” book,?Nélida?by?Marie d’Agoult?(1848), about her?affair?with Liszt.
Depicting the flamboyant Liszt as the first classical pop star,?Lisztomania?features contemporary rock star?Roger Daltrey?(of?The Who) as Franz Liszt. The film was released the same year as?Tommy, which also starred Daltrey and was directed by Russell.?Rick Wakeman, from the progressive rock band?Yes, composed the?Lisztomaniasoundtrack, which included?synthesiser?arrangements of works by Liszt and?Wagner. He also appears in the film as the Nordic god of thunder,?Thor. Daltrey and Russell wrote the lyrics for the soundtrack, and Daltrey provided vocals. Of the other rock celebrities appearing in the film,?Ringo Starr, drummer of?The Beatles, appears as the Pope.

Please view this very rare video basing on Franz Liszt′s “Love Dream” arranged by keyboard legend Rick Wakeman.

By the way from my experience this track is as well a very effective can opener which can succesfully be used until present time.

And here′s Roger Daltrey and “The Who” with a song that you might know as the signation of the cult TV series “CSI Miami” – “Fooled Again”:

But back to the cult film “Tommy” 1975: Roger Daltrey performing with Tina Turner the song “Acid Queen”:

I want to finish my story of today with the song “I′m free” performed by Roger Daltrey and “The Who”
in the cult film “Tommy”.

I wish you a very beautiful Thursday and may you feel free today!

P.S.:

I forgot the most important song of rock opera “Tommy”:
See me, feel me, listening to you. It′s the final scene of this cult movie.

Happy Thursday. Tommorow I′ll be back with a new story!