The Rock and Pop world have had its fair share of classic Trios like Rush, Cream, The Police, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer just to name a few but Elton John once had his own trio. In the early seventies, the singer would often team up with drummer Nigel Olsson and Dee Murray on bass. In fact, it was this band that debuted Elton’s music at the Troubadour in L.A. on August 25, 1970. In this clip, Ray Williams (who introduced Elton to his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin) talks about that classic three-piece.
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John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a newsman so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first Elton John album as a teen. In the ’80s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two versions (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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