Author Archives: Jim McKay

About Jim McKay

Jim has sat in the "The 22nd Row" since June 23, 1992, as an experiment in the University of Illinois' Hypermedia Lab.

Under The Radar: BernieJTaupin.com

While the recordings and performances under the name of Elton John are the main entry points of our interest, let’s not forget Bernie Taupin’s outstanding, official website at http://www.BernieJTaupin.com. (Please note:  This is Mr. Taupin’s only official website.) Flying a … Continue reading

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“On A Christmas Day:” Congratulations to Elton & David

From EltonJohn.com: Elton and David are very pleased to announce the birth of their son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John on Christmas Day. Because of wildly off-the-mark coverage in the media, Elton and David state that only coverage linked from eltonjohn.com/news … Continue reading

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Grammy Nod for “If It Wasn’t For Bad”

If It Wasn’t For Bad has received a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals. If It Wasn’t For Bad released as a single in August and is eligible for the … Continue reading

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EJ.com: EJ & Ray Go To Shiloh; Gnomeo & Juliet Clips

Be sure to check outEltonJohn.com. There are some new clips with two being of special interest in my humble opinion. One is a clip clip of Elton and Ray Cooper performing Gone To Shiloh. The other is the trailer for … Continue reading

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Leon Russell Added to More EJ Dates

Now all November concerts with Elton will feature Leon Russell as well.  SeeEltonJohn.com’s concert page for full details. Don’t miss these amazing, historic shows.

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Beacon Concert: A New Legendary Concert

The Union Concert: October 19, 2010, The Beacon Theatre, NYC I was fortunate enough to be among those who attended Elton John and Leon Russell’s debut concert for The Union.  Clearly, this concert will rank among Elton’s most legendary concerts, … Continue reading

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The Union Buyers Guide: Four Versions & Counting

So far, it appears that there are four formats of The Union. The following is a rundown with the lowest prices I have seen so far. Standard 14-track U.S. CD in Jewel Case Prices starting at $9.99 and up 1.     … Continue reading

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First Impressions: “The Union”

Like many of you, I’ve been listening to The Union via the preview at NPR.org that is available through today (Monday 18 October 2010). Additionally, I was accidently blessed with an advance copy a couple of days ago.  There are … Continue reading

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Seats available! The 22nd Row is Re-Opened

Welcome back… After a hiatus of more than three years, The 22nd Row is reborn anew as a blog along with the occasional edition of the classic email newsletter. Self-anointed Elton pundit Jim McKay and other contributors will offer perspectives, … Continue reading

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