On this date in 1970, Elton played his very first American concert.
The Troubadour Club engagement--running from August 25-30--was cited as being among the ''50 greatest concerts of the last 50 years'' by Rolling Stone magazine in 2017.
The listing really is made up more of tours, with #1 being the Jimi Hendrix Experience Worldwide Tour in 1967. Elton's L.A. appearance made 12th place.
Other names cropping up included the Allman Brothers; Big Brother and the Holding Company; Taylor Swift; the Rolling Stones; the Ramones; James Brown; Cream; Johnny Cash; David Bowie; Madonna; Pearl Jam; Van Morrison; the Eagles; U2; and Led Zeppelin.