ELTON JOHN: Elton John fan since 1975. Elton John is the person I most admire and respect in the world for all he does for charity. I support the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The EJAF received a four- star rating from Charity Navigator (the highest rating available) five years in a row. Elton John is the greatest singer, songwriter, piano player, performer, and humanitarian of all time. My favorite song is Someone Saved My Life Tonight. My four favorite albums are The Union, The Captain & The Kid, Peachtree Road, and Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy. I've seen EJ in concert 40 times since 1984 - 27 band shows, 7 solo shows, 4 Face2Face shows with Billy Joel, and 2 shows with Leon Russell. My favorite type of EJ show is the solo show with just EJ and the piano. I hope to someday be lucky enough to see the two types of EJ shows that I have never seen - an EJ and Ray show and an EJ orchestra show. I also saw EJ play tennis at the Smash Hits Event in Orlando in 1997.
LEON RUSSELL: Leon Russell is my secord favrite artist. He replaced Brandi Carlile as my second favorite artist after I saw him perform with EJ in Daytona Beach and Lakeland on Nov. 20 & 21, 2010. I really like his songs, singing, and piano playing. He is the only artist I've ever seen perform who approaches Elton's level of musical genius as a piano player and songwriter. I'm going to see Leon perform in Clearwater without EJ on Feb. 24, 2011 in a 487 seat theatre.
BRANDI CARLILE: Brandi Carlile is my third favorite artist. She is a very talented singer, songwriter, guitarist, piano player, and performer. I saw her in concert on Feb. 18, 2010 in Clearwater at a 453 seat theatre. It was one of the best concerts I've ever been to. Brandi and her band are pure talent. I can't wait to see Brandi and her band perform again. Elton John is Brandi's favorite artist and her favorite album is Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy. She also likes The Captain & The Kid. Elton John sings and plays piano on the song Caroline from Brandi Carlile's third album Give Up The Ghost. You can search YouTube to find Brandi Carlile performing the following EJ songs live in concert - Sixty Years On, Madman Across The Water, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and We All Fall In Love Sometimes.
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