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THE EAGLE SOCIETY is dedicated to the memory of EAGLE - Britain's National Picture Strip Weekly - the leading Boy's magazine of the 1950s and 1960s. We publish an A4, quarterly journal - the Eagle Times.

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Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Elton John's 'Dan Dare'

In 1975 Elton John recorded 'Dan Dare (Pilot of the Future)', written by Bernie Taupin, for the Rock of the Westies album*. Then, 27 years after the song's release, it featured as the theme song for the Dan Dare Corporation's Dan Dare Pilot of the Future CGI cartoon series, which was shown in the UK on Channel 5, and is now (in part) available on DVD.

Here, via YouTube, is a rare live (audio) recording of the song performed by Elton at the Rainbow Theatre, London on 13 May, 1977.

*An article by Adrian Perkins appeared in Eagle Times Vol 19 No 1 (Spring 2006)

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