Elton John's first live album, titled 17-11-70in the U.K. and11-17-70 in America, was released 50 years ago (Friday, April 9th, 1971).
The performance took place on November 17th, 1970 at A&R Studios in New York City and was broadcast live on WABC-FM in New York, which changed its call letters to WPLJ three months later.
It was Elton’s 29th performance in the U.S., and only his second in New York City. He and his band did 13 songs, but only six made the original album -- "Take Me to the Pilot," "Honky Tonk Women," "Sixty Years On," "Can I Put You On," "Bad Side of the Moon," and "Burn Down the Mission," which included parts of "My Baby Left Me" and "Get Back."
He re-released the album in 2017 for Record Store Day and it included the remaining seven songs -- "I Need You to Turn To," "Your Song," "Country Comfort," "Border Song," "Indian Sunset," "My Father's Gun" and "Amoreena."