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Published on September 18th, 2018 | by Gilles LeBlanc


Guess who went record shopping? Elton John unexpectedly drops into a Toronto store

Sonic Boom is easily one of the coolest record stores in all of Toronto, featuring two floors of all the vinyl you could ever ask for…even if you’re someone like oh I don’t know, Sir Elton John.

In between stops on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour (which will be at Scotiabank Arena September 25th and 26th), the Crocodile Rocker must’ve been checking on his palatial estate in nearby Caledon and figured since he was in town he might as well add to his undoubtedly extravagant collection. Sonic Boom obviously respects the buyer-vinyl purveyor privilege so we don’t know what or how much the Rocket Man bought, just that he was gracious enough to pose for a picture with two lucky employees. Probably safe to say he didn’t go crate diving.

Being the music connoisseur Elton John is, I would venture to guess the ivory tickler extraordinaire was looking to get a listen of newly-crowned Polaris Music Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher’s Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.

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Gilles LeBlanc literally fell into “alternative rock” wayyy back at Lollapalooza 1992, where he got caught in his first mosh pit watching some band named Pearl Jam. Since then, he’s spent the better part of his life looking for music to match the liberating rush he felt that day, with a particular chest-beating emphasis on stuff coming out of his native Canada. It took him awhile, but Gilles now writes feverishly about all things that rock (and or roll) through his ROCKthusiast alter ego.

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