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Elton John: Concert in Central Park, September 1980

Roy Trakin, Musician, January 1981

SOME PERFORMERS just don't know when to quit — and thank goodness for that. We followed tennis star Jimmy McEnroe into Central Park's Sheep Meadow to see Elton John, along with about 349,998 others on a perfect, end-of-summer day in September. Although the free show was sponsored by designer Calvin Klein to help the "greening of Central Park", Jimmy McEnroe was not wearing Calvin Klein jeans. Neither were Dudley Moore nor his towering "goldengirl" companion Susan Anton, cavorting backstage away from the crushing mob with a host of other celeb-types. None of whom, as far as we could see, were wearing Calvin Klein jeans. Hell, even Calvin Klein wasn't wearing Calvin Klein jeans.

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