May 19, 2022

By Andy Johnson

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Zoomers of a certain vintage may be surprised to be reminded,  it was 50-years ago today the world first heard “Rocket Man” from Sir Elton John’s fifth studio album.

Honky Chateau also spawned the hit “Honky Cat.”

The title came from the 18th century French chateau where it was recorded and was the first of the, now, 75 year old music legend’s seven consecutive number one albums in North America.

“Honky Chateau” was released May 19th, 1972.



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