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From ‘Exile On Main St’ to ‘Transformer’, classic rock albums turning 50

From ‘Exile On Main St’ to ‘Transformer’, classic rock albums turning 50

" - ´ Honky Chateau´ by Elton John - Elton John was also sojourning in style in France, in the Herouville chateau outside Paris that had been turned into a recording studio.The reportedly haunted pile was popular with other 70s luminaries including David Bowie and Iggy Pop.- ´The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars´ by David Bowie - Bowie found his most perfect avatar in Ziggy and in the process did perhaps more to awaken the world to the idea of gender fluidity than anyone in 20th-century culture.But there was darkness on "Harvest", too, especially in the form of "The Needle and the Damage Done", a harrowing song about drug addiction that foreshadowed the imminent death of two close friends.

It is notable for lacking any standout pop hits -- instead of serving as a love letter to US gospel and blues, with an astonishingly consistent set of 18 songs including "Sweet Virginia" and "Tumbling Dice" that became fan favourites."Elton was in his imperial period, with some incredible tunes like ´Honky Cat´ and ´Rocket Man´," said Bigot.

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