Elton John fans can get into the holiday spirit via previously lost video footage of the iconic British pop-rocker performing his 1973 single “Step into Christmas.” The promo clip originally aired on Dec. 22, 1973 on the ITV special “Gilbert O'Sullivan: Welcome To My Show."
Rolling Stones reports on Dec. 7 that the footage of the five-time Grammy winner's “Gilbert O'Sullivan” performance was later tossed in into the ITV archive and gathered dust for decades until being recently discovered. “Step into Christmas” was released as a stand-alone single in November 1973, backed by "Ho, Ho, Ho (Who'd Be a Turkey at Christmas)," and topped Billboard's Christmas Singles charts along with reaching No. 11 on the Billboard 100.
The “Gilbert O' Sullivan” performance catches the “Rocket Man” hitmaker in his prime. Dressed for the holiday season in trademark sunglasses and a sequinned white jumpsuit with white fur trim, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer sings, “Welcome to my Christmas song/I'd like to thank you for the year.”
Sir Elton is currently in midst of his massive Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. Fans in the U.S. can catch the flamboyant entertainer at his next tour stop, which will take place at two-night stand in Dec. 8 – Dec. 9 in Houston at Toyota Center.
The multi-platinum seller will wrap up his 2018 touring year on Dec.15 in Dallas at American Airlines Center, but will be back in action to carry on his 2019 North American leg on Jan. 11 in Boise, ID, at Taco Bell Arena. Grab your Elton John tickets now at AXS.
Fans can check out the lost performance of “Step into Christmas.” For all the latest details on Elton John, click here.