Writers: Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Producer: Guy Dudgeon
Recorded: December 1973 at Caribou Ranch in Nederland, Colorado
Released: Spring 1974
|Players:||Elton John — vocals, piano
Davey Johnstone — guitar
Dee Murray — bass
Nigel Olsson — drums
Ray Cooper — percussion
Lenny Pickett — tenor sax solo
Tower Of Power — horns
|Album:||Caribou (MCA, 1974)|
Caribou marked a change of recording venue for Elton Johns and his band. After doing his three previous albums in France, he decided to make one in the U.S. He chose producer James Guercio‘s studio in Colorado, where Chicago made many of their key albums.
Shortly after Caribou‘s release, John signed what was a record-breaking $8 million, five-album deal.
Caribou spent four weeks at Number One on the Billboard 200 in 1974 and has sold well over two million copies.
John’s November 28th, 1974, performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City on the Caribou tour was one of the most historic of his career. That night, John Lennon joined him onstage for three songs — “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” “Whatever Gets You Through The Night,” and “I Saw Her Standing There.” It turned out to be Lennon’s final public performance.