50 Years Ago Today, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Released on this day in 1973, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is the seventh studio album by Elton John. Regarded as one of John's best, the album contains the hits "Candle in the Wind", "Bennie and the Jets", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" plus "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" and "Harmony". The album has gone on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide, and in 2003, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, check out this classic documentary about the making of the album, Goodbye Norma Jean (above) as well as Elton discussing the album, below.


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