The Tide Is High Blondie
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7 Incredible Artists Whose Debut Albums Failed
Many thought Elton's self-titled LP released in 1970 was his first but actually Elton had released ‘Empty Sky’ the summer before and it was a total flop. "Making the Empty Sky album still holds the nicest memories for me," John said years later. "I suppose it's difficult to explain the enthusiasm we felt as the album began to take shape." Pity this enthusiasm wasn't shared by critics!