Elton John: Hand Signed “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player” LP

£265.00

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Description

Sir Elton John has hand signed in blue ink the front cover of his gatefold sleeve LP “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player.”  Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player is the sixth studio album by British singer/songwriter Elton John, released by DJM Records. This was John’s second straight No. 1 album in the US and yielded his first No. 1 single in both the US and Canada: “Crocodile Rock”. “Daniel” was also a major hit from the album, giving him his second Canadian No. 1 single on the RPM Top Singles Chart and just missing the top slot south of the border, stalling at No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reaching No. 4 in the UK, one place higher than achieved by “Crocodile Rock”.

According to writer Philip Norman in his early 1990s authorized biography, “Elton,” during a party in Los Angeles, John’s friend Groucho Marx jokingly pointed his index fingers at the singer, as if holding a pair of six-shooters. John is reported to have put up his hands and said, “Don’t shoot me, I’m only the piano player”, so naming the album. (The album’s cover photograph, which shows a young couple going to see a fictional movie, “Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only The Piano Player, starring Elton John”, also includes a movie poster of the Marx Brothers’ “Go West”, though whether this was an intentional subtle tribute to Groucho is uncertain).

We have several items hand signed by Elton John – please click here for further details. 

 

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