40 Years Ago Today – Elton John Wears Dodger Blue and Sells Out Dodger Stadium (Watch “Pinball Wizard” Live)

40 years ago today (10/26/75), Elton John performed the second of two sold-out shows at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. This was the  first time a pop music act had performed at the ballpark since the Beatles in 1966. Each night, John performed for over three hours in front of 55,000 fans and was at his craziest piano antic/big glasses/loud costume period of his career. During his second set, John wore a sequined Dodger uniform designed by Bob Mackie, complete with LA baseball cap and “Elton” and the number “1” on the back. Watch Elton take on The Who’s “Pinball Wizard” at Dodger Stadium, a song he also sang in Tommy the movie from the same year.

Elton John Dodger Stadium Oct. 26, 1975 Setlist:

First set
“Your Song”
“I Need You to Turn To”
“Border Song”
“Take Me to the Pilot”
“Dan Dare”
“Country Comfort”
“Levon”
“Rocket Man”
“Hercules”
“Empty Sky”

Second set
“Funeral For a Friend”
“Love Lies Bleeding”
“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”
“Bennie and the Jets”
“Harmony”
“Dixie Lily”
“Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy”
“Bitter Fingers”
“Someone Saved My Life Tonight”
“The Bitch is Back”
“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”
“Meal Ticket”
“Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”
“I Saw Her Standing There”
“Island Girl”
“Philadelphia Freedom”
“We All Fall in Love Sometimes”
“Curtains”

Encore
“Tell Me When the Whistle Blows”
“Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting”
“Pinball Wizard”

 

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