Elton John releases video of rare TV performance of “Step into Christmas”; issues new digital holiday EP

Courtesy of DawBellA rare U.K. TV performance featuring Elton John and his famous backing band playing his classic 1973 holiday single “Step into Christmas” was rediscovered recently and premiered Friday on the pop-rock legend’s official YouTube channel. The footage hails from a December 22, 1973, appearance on the Gilbert O’Sullivan: Welcome to My Show variety program, which was broadcast on the U.K.’s ITV network.

The video shows Elton, wearing a glammed-up outfit adorned with white ostrich feathers, accompanied by guitarist Davey Johnstone, drummer Nigel Olsson and late bassist Dee Murray, as …read more

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