Elton John‘s appearance on the Gilbert O’Sullivan Show in 1973 was thought to be long gone. The performance of “Step Into Christmas” was presumed lost after it aired. Turns out, it was sitting in the ITV archives and recently resurfaced.
The holiday jingle was released shortly after Elton’s landmark Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album. Bernie Taupin, John’s longtime collaborator, can be seen on percussion in the clip.
Watch the video below:
In other Elton news, he continues on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, closing out dates for they ear next week. He’ll return to the road in 2019, with plans to tour until 2021. Taupin has stated this is definitely “the last tour.”