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Rare Christmas show clip from a concert played by Elton and the band in Dec 24 1974. Ray Cooper does some duck singing in his voice syncronizer thingy.

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"Honky Cat"
Honky Cat (Elton John album - cover art).jpg
Single by Elton John
from the album Honky Château
Released31 July 1972
RecordedChâteau d'Hérouville, Hérouville, France, January 1972
LabelUni (USA), DJM (UK)
Writer(s)Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Elton John singles chronology

"Honky Cat" is a song from the 1972 Elton John album Honky Château, the album's lead-off track.[1][2]

"Honky Cat" reached the Billboard top 10 when released as a single, but only reached #31 in Britain - and it is still a staple of "classic rock" radio. The song hit #8 on the U.S. charts, just as Elton John launched an American tour, in September 1972. The album title "Honky Chateau" is a reference to where it was recorded, the Château d'Hérouville, about 30 miles outside Paris.[3]

A live version was released on the Here side of the Here and There live set in 1976 (and its expanded CD version in 1995), and a solo piano version appeared on the "Live in Madison Square Garden" Vol. 1 limited edition CD, recorded in October 1999.[citation needed]


  • 1 Chart performance
    • 1.1 Weekly charts
    • 1.2 Year-end charts
  • 2 Personnel
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links


  • Jacques Bolognesi – trombone
  • Jean-Louis Chautemps – saxophone
  • Alain Hatot – saxophone
  • Elton John – Fender Rhodes electric piano, acoustic piano, vocals
  • Davey Johnstone – banjo
  • Ivan Julien – trumpet
  • Dee Murray – bass
  • Nigel Olsson – drums


  1. ^ "Honky Cat by Elton John". Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Stewart Mason. "Honky Cat - Elton John | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  3. ^ Rock Movers & Shakers by Dafydd Rees and Luke Crampton, 1991, Billboard Books, ISBN 978-0874366617
  4. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-02. 
  6. ^ "Australian Chart Book". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X. 

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics


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