Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Musical Interlude: Empty Garden (Hey, Hey, Johnny) (1982)

Elton John paid tribute to his good friend, John Lennon, with 1982's "Empty Garden (Hey, Hey, Johnny)", the 2nd single off the album, "Jump Up", Elton's first album for Geffen after his first run at MCA ended.

"Empty Garden" peaked at #13 on the Hot 100. When it was released as a single, it had been 18 months since Lennon had been killed in New York. The song hadn't been played live much since, as it still brings back painful memories for Elton.

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