Border Song 45 by Elton John

August 2, 2012

Every career has to start somehwere and so it was for Reginald Kenneth Dwight during 1970.

Elton John released “Border Song” on the small Congress Label during early 1970. Picked up by the larger Uni Label during the summer, it reached number 92 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart during its five week stay.

“Border Song” was a laid back mid-tempo ballad. Elton John would produce a number of similar compositions down through the years.

It may have been an inauspicious start to a career but 64 more chart singles, including eight number ones, and hundreds of millions of albums sold would follow.