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Elton John vs. the Internet

Elton John, wearing a jacket apparently not purchased online.Photo: Getty Images

By now you've surely heard about Elton John's imminent plans to shut down the Internet. Yesterday, the 60-year-old told the Sun: “[It's] stopped people from going out and being with each other, creating stuff … In the early seventies there were at least ten albums released every week that were fantastic. Now you’re lucky to find ten albums a year of that quality." We hate to admit it (what with our being a Website and all), but he may have a point — maybe the Internet really has ruined music!

First, check out this awesome clip of John performing "Razor Face" live on the BBC in 1971. Bear in mind that this was before the Internet.


Now, watch the video for his 1993 remake of "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with RuPaul, which was recorded only months after the introduction of the world's first Web browser.


We think the evidence speaks for itself.

Why We Must Close Down the Net [The Sun]