I'm at home, sick and tore up on cough syrup. So while looking for stuff to read, I found this old issue of the legendary rock magazine, Creem, from 1974. The cover story is a list made by Elton John of his "Heavy 100" - the 100 favorite LPs from his personal record collection. I was fascinated by it (and on NyQuil), so I wanted to share.
  1. "Aftermath," Rolling Stones
  2. "Rubber Soul," Beatles
  3. "Pet Sounds," Beach Boys
  4. "Greatest Hits," The Kinks
  5. "Direct Hits," The Who
  6. "Gasoline Alley," Rod Stewart
  7. "Greatest Hits," Little Richard
  8. "Memorial Album," Eddie Cochran
  9. "Greatest Hits," Jerry Lee Lewis
  10. "The Immortal Otis Redding," Otis Redding
  11. "Anthology," The Temptations
  12. "Talking Book," Stevie Wonder
  13. "From the Beginning," Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
  14. "Call Me," Al Green
  15. Any Monty Python LP
  16. "The Band," The Band
  17. "In Memphis," Dusty Springfield
  18. "Bookends," Simon & Garfunkel
  19. "Highway 61 Revisited," Bob Dylan
  20. "Best Of," Lovin' Spoonful
  21. "Retrospective," Buffalo Springfield
  22. "For Your Pleasure," Roxy Music
  23. "Mott," Mott the Hoople
  24. "Greatest Hits," Leslie Gore
  25. "Words and Music," Jimmy Webb
  26. "12 Songs," Randy Newman
  27. "Miss Butters," The Family Tree
  28. "Led Zeppelin IV," Led Zeppelin
  29. "Jesse Winchester," Jesse Winchester
  30. "Saturate Before Using," Jackson Browne
  31. "Christmas Album," Phil Spector
  32. "Behind Closed Doors," Charlie Rich
  33. "Split Ends," The Move
  34. "Nilsson Schmilsson," Nilsson
  35. "Leon Russell," Leon Russell
  36. "Greatest Hits," Roy Orbison
  37. "Songs For Swinging Lovers," Frank Sinatra
  38. "Blonde on Blonde," Bob Dylan
  39. "There's a Riot Goin' On," Sly and the Family Stone
  40. "Forever Changes," Love
  41. "China Story," The Goons
  42. "Cosmo's Factory," Creedence Clearwater Revival
  43. "Greatest Hits Vol. 1," The Byrds
  44. "Astral Weeks," Van Morrison
  45. "Sgt. Pepper," The Beatles
  46. "Gold Records," Elvis Presley
  47. "Greatest Hits," Sam Cooke
  48. "Greatest Hits," Neil Diamond
  49. "What'd I Say," Ray Charles
  50. "Greatest Hits," Ricky Nelson
  51. "Dear Mr. Fantasy," Traffic
  52. "Greatest Hits," Aretha Franklin
  53. "Band of Gold," Freda Payne
  54. "Gris Gris," Dr. John
  55. "Songs of Leonard Cohen," Leonard Cohen
  56. "Greatest Hits," Gladys Knight and the Pips
  57. "Loudon Wainwright III," Loudon Wainwright III
  58. "Everybody Knows This is Nowhere," Neil Young
  59. "Ziggy Stardust," David Bowie
  60. "Highway," Free
  61. "Greatest Hits," Connie Francis
  62. "1st Solo LP," Scott Walker
  63. "Songs for a Seagull," Joni Mitchell
  64. "Children of the Future," Steve Miller Band
  65. "Self-Titled," Love Unlimited
  66. "Salty Dog," Procol Harum
  67. "Electric Ladyland," Jimi Hendrix
  68. "Lady in Satin," Billie Holiday
  69. "Glitter," Gary Glitter
  70. "Electric Warrior," T. Rex
  71. "Gorilla," Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
  72. "Greatest Hits," Four Seasons
  73. "Soul Classics Vol. 1," James Brown
  74. "Sladest," Slade
  75. "The Spinners," The Spinners
  76. "Satin Doll," Oscar Peterson
  77. "Greatest Hits," Jan & Dean
  78. "School's Out," Alice Cooper
  79. "Tales of Men's Shirts," The Goons
  80. "Self-Titled," The Allman Brothers Band
  81. "Greatest Hits," Marriane Faithful
  82. "With a Little Help From My Friends," Joe Cocker
  83. "I Can See Clearly Now," Johnny Nash
  84. "Pearl," Janis Joplin
  85. "Moondance," Van Morrison
  86. "Greatest Hits," The Drifters
  87. "Let It Bleed," Rolling Stones
  88. "Greatest Hits," Buddy Holly
  89. "Greatest Hits," Four Tops
  90. "Tapestry," Carole King
  91. "Self-Titled," The Stylistics
  92. "Elephant Mountain," The Youngblood
  93. "Eli and the 13th Confession," Laura Nyro
  94. "Greatest Hits," Dee Dee Sharp
  95. "Live," Donny Hathaway
  96. "To Love Somebody," Nina Simone
  97. "Greatest Hits," Everly Brothers
  98. "Drowning in the Sea of Love," Joe Simon
    99. "Self-Titled," Spirit / 100. "Brand New Key," Melanie
  99. Static