On top of losing George Harrison, there's more bad news for fans of that good ole' 60s/70s music. According to the AP, Elton John said at a concert last night that his current album, "Songs From the West Coast", is his last. You can read the article here. For those who grew up in the 70s, Elton pretty much defined pop music. I can still remember where I was when I first heard "Levon" some 30 years ago. I had never heard anything like it, and instantly I became a fan. The best concert I ever saw was his solo show at the Reunion in Dallas in 1979. He walked out with no fanfare (he had pretty much given up on the fancy costumes at this point), sat down at the piano, and proceeded to play the best of his catalog for 2 and a half hours. It was spellbinding. His 80s & 90s output never reached the highs of his early career, but he never devolved into an oldies act. You could always count on at least a couple of superior tunes on each album, and occasionally he still delivered a superior album in whole. I've been listening to his latest a lot and it sounds like it is joining the list of classic. No more George Harrison songs, and now it looks like no more Elton tunes as well. Man, I'm feeling pretty bummed tonight.