Elton John Troubadour Concert 1970

This video clip features Elton John performing at Doug Weston's Troubadour nightclub in Los Angeles in 1970. The career-launching performance is depicted in the Rocketman movie. Taron Egerton's character launches into the air at the Troubadour concert, doing a handstand as he plays the piano while the audience is simultaneously lifted off their feet, floating into the air with him. Of course this is all symbolic, but it does represent the moment when Elton John became a sensation, especially in America. The moment was inspired by his infamous piano handstand, whereby he jumps into the air and keeps playing as his body is momentarily parallel (or greater) to the ground.



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