Friday, June 18, 2010

"Crocodile Rock"

OK, back to the 70's: This '72 Elton John/Bernie Taupin collaboration was Sir Elton's 1st U.S. hit single - 3 wks. at #1 in early '73. A nostalgic look at early rock & roll and his relationship with a girl (!) whom he associated with the music. The unmistakable Farfisa Organ sound "makes" the song. Inspired by The Diamonds' '57 "Little Darlin", by Pat Boone's "Speedy Gonzalez" and by the Australian group Daddy Cool.

Yesterday's answer: "Sleepwalk" by Santo & Johnny (Farina).

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