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- Posted on Jan 14th 2011 10:30AM by Pat Pemberton
Terry O'Neill, Camera Press / Retna
Elton John performs to more than 75,000 fans at Dodger Stadium. Nine years after the Beatles had performed at the L.A. baseball venue, sports stadium concerts were a thing of the past. But John was on such a roll -- he had two albums debut at No. 1 in the States that year -- he easily sold out two dates at Dodger Stadium, a feat even the Beatles hadn't accomplished. (Knowing the historical significance, John performed two Beatles songs -- 'I Saw Her Standing There' and 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.')
While this photo presents John in good spirits, his official photographer, Terry O'Neill, said John hated to be photographed, believing he was unattractive. Still, O'Neill was allowed to photograph from the stage, capturing the energy of John's live act and the massive crowd that affirmed his superstar status.