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Elton John

Sat, 18. Nov 2006, 8 PM | Rocket Man
Festsaal Messe Basel

Sir Elton John's appearance marked the first time that the festival has been honoured by a titled performer. Knighted by the Queen in 1998, this veteran star aired doubtless many of his greatest hits during his two performances: songs everyone knows, such as «Crocodile Rock», «Sacrifice», «Sad Songs» and «Rocket Man».

With his dynamic piano playing, energetic live shows, outsize glasses and flamboyant stage costumes, Elton John has not only conquered the world, but broken all records for recording artists. He has sold over 250 million albums and had 50 Top Forty hits. These achievements ensured Elton John a place on rock music's Mount Olympus many years ago.

Lukas Müller

With the generous support of «Friends of the BALOISE SESSION».

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Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Sat, 18. Nov 2006, 8 PM | Rocket Man
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Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Sat, 18. Nov 2006, 8 PM | Rocket Man
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Elton John
Elton John

Elton John

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David Johnstone - guitarist of Elton John

David Johnstone - guitarist of Elton John

Portraits 2007
Priscilla Moeketsi & Gugu Cebekhulu - Backing Vocals of Simphiwe Dana

Priscilla Moeketsi & Gugu Cebekhulu - Backing Vocals of Simphiwe Dana

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Annett Louisan

Annett Louisan

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Bligg

Bligg

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Romina Godoy & Milton Homann - Compañía Maria Serrano

Romina Godoy & Milton Homann - Compañía Maria Serrano

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Freddy Cole

Freddy Cole

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Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock

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Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba

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Pink

Pink

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Skye

Skye

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Simphiwe Dana

Simphiwe Dana

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Line Up
ArtistInstrument
Elton JohnVocals, Piano
David JohnstoneVocals, Guitar
Guy BabylonKeyboard
Robert BirchVocals, Bass, Guitar
Nigel OlssonVocals, Drums
John MahonVocals, Percussion
Fri, 17. Nov 2006, 9.15 PM | Rocket Man
Festsaal Messe Basel

Sir Elton John's appearance marked the first time that the festival has been honoured by a titled performer. Knighted by the Queen in 1998, this veteran star aired doubtless many of his greatest hits during his two performances: songs everyone knows, such as «Crocodile Rock», «Sacrifice», «Sad Songs» and «Rocket Man».

With his dynamic piano playing, energetic live shows, outsize glasses and flamboyant stage costumes, Elton John has not only conquered the world, but broken all records for recording artists. He has sold over 250 million albums and had 50 Top Forty hits. These achievements ensured Elton John a place on rock music's Mount Olympus many years ago.

The support acts was blues singer Philipp Fankhauser.

Lukas Müller

With the generous support of «Friends of the BALOISE SESSION».

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Elton John at BALOISE SESSION 2006

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Philipp Fankhauser
Line Up
ArtistInstrument
Elton JohnVocals, Piano
David JohnstoneVocals, Guitar
Guy BabylonKeyboard
Robert BirchVocals, Bass, Guitar
Nigel OlssonVocals, Drums
John MahonVocals, Percussion
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