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Elton John

New Elton John Album Preview

by Rita Houston

Elton John is back, folks, with a new record coming this fall called The Diving Board, and I was invited to Electric Lady Studios to hear it. Producer T-Bone Burnett and Bernie Taupin were both there to talk about the making of the album, which has been a few years in the works.

T-Bone first worked with Elton on the Leon Russell project, The Union. He cited the great 11-17-70 live album as an inspiration for this record, which Elton calls "the most piano-oriented album of my career."

Tonight On the Whole Wide World: Elton John's 11/17/70

by Marisa Frydman

Join us for a very special broadcast of Whole Wide World with Rita Houston on the eve of the 42nd anniversary of Elton John's legendary live LP, 11/17/70. This historic album was originally a live broadcast on New York City rock radio, and is considered to be one of Elton's best recorded live performances ever. In honor of the occasion, we're exploring the whole wide world of live music.

What's Going On At Whole Wide World

by Marisa Frydman

Thank Goodness Its' Friday! We have a very exciting show lined up for the Whole Wide World tonight. Join Rita and I for a conversation with the legendary group, Tom Tom Club. Rocking out since 1981, the duo will be discussing their newly released EP, Downtown Rockers, as well as taking over the airwaves for a guest DJ set. Check out their new music video for the title track below. We will also be wrapping up coverage of this week's CMJ music festival by playing some of her favorite bands of the showcase including Savoir Adore and Wax Poetic.