Elton John's first ever live album, 17-11-70 in the U.K. and 11-17-70 here in the U.S., was released 50 years ago on April 9, 1971.The album was from a broadcast on WABC-FM in New York.
The performance was Elton John’s 29th in the U.S., but only his second in New York City. He and his band performed 13 songs…six of which made it on the album:
"Take Me to the Pilot," "Honky Tonk Women," "Sixty Years On," "Can I Put You On," "Bad Side of the Moon," and "Burn Down the Mission," which did include pieces of "My Baby Left Me" and "Get Back."
Talking about the album, Elton said:
"It was a radio broadcast, but it was bootlegged at the time so much that the record company decided to put it out. And this is an extended version with six extra tracks. It's probably one of the best live albums of all-time. And I never want to say good things about myself, but it is pretty fabulous."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]