[ March 1, 2011 ] Almost 29 years to the day he first appeared on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Elton will be the show’s host on April 2, 2011. But that’s not all–Elton, along with Leon Russell, will also be musical guest for the show.
Elton’s first (and only?) appearance on the show was in 1982 when he was the musical guest and performed Empty Garden (Hey, Hey Johnny) and Ball and Chain from when was then his latest album, Jump Up! Empty Garden was especially poignant since Elton was playing it in John Lennon’s adopted home town on one of the city’s quintessential shows.
Surely this will be a milestone for all Elton fans, not to mention all Leon Russell and SNL fans.