Rocket Man – Elton John (1972) [Apollo]

£49.95

An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long Long Time) by Elton John. The record was released in 1972, on the DJM record label and has been reworked into the Apollo Lunar Module that landed on the moon.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Elton John, the Apollo Space programme or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a satin black box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long Long Time)
Media Artist/s: Elton John
Record Label: DJM
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Rock / Pop Rock

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Elton John – The Artist

Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has also composed music, produced records, and has occasionally acted in films.

Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long Long Time) – The Song

Rocket Man (officially titled “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)”) is a song composed by Elton John and Bernie Taupin and originally performed by Elton John. The song first appeared on Elton John’s 1972 album Honky Château and became a hit single, rising to No. 2 in the UK and No. 6 in the US. The song was inspired by the short story “The Rocket Man” in The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury, and echoes the theme of David Bowie’s 1969 song “Space Oddity” (both recordings were produced by Gus Dudgeon). But according to an account in Elizabeth Rosenthal’s book His Song: The Musical Journey of Elton John, the song was inspired by Taupin’s sighting of either a shooting star or a distant aeroplane. The song describes a Mars-bound astronaut’s mixed feelings at leaving his family in order to do his job. Rosenthal’s account goes on to relate that the notion of astronauts no longer being perceived as heroes, but in fact as an “everyday occupation”, led Taupin to the song’s opening lines: “She packed my bags last night, pre-flight. Zero hour: 9 a.m. And I’m gonna be high as a kite by then.”ally written by Townshend for the movie version. The lyrics are written from the perspective of a pinball champion, called “Local Lad” in the Tommy libretto book, astounded by the skills of the opera’s eponymous main character, Tommy Walker.

Apollo Lunar Module – The Shape

Modelled into the silhouette of the Apollo Lunar Module. The Apollo Lunar Module was a separate vehicle designed to land on the Moon and return to lunar orbit, and was the first true “spaceship” since it flew solely in the vacuum of space. It consisted of a descent stage and an ascent stage. It supplied life support systems for two astronauts for up to four to five days on the Apollo 15, 16 and 17 missions. The spacecraft was designed and manufactured by the Grumman Aircraft Company.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm

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