EltonJohn.comThinking about new digs? Well, if you have enough cash, the French château where Elton John recorded his classic 1972 album Honky Château can now be yours.
According to the European news service AFP, the 18th century Château d'Hérouville, located about 20 miles outside of Paris, has been put up for sale for the bargain price of $1.73 million. That'll get you 30 rooms, a 42,000-acre park, a pool and a tennis court.
French composer Michel Magne built a famous recording studio in the château in 1969, and many top artists recorded there, including John, who dubbed it the "Honky Château." In addition to working on his 1972 studio effort at the mansion, he also traveled to there to record his next two albums, 1973's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player.
In addition, The Bee Gees recorded "Stayin' Alive" and "How Deep Is Your Love" at the château, and Fleetwood Mac made their 1982 album Mirage there as well. Other artists who recorded at the château before it closed in 1985 include David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Cat Stevens and Bad Company.
Elton's Honky Château produced the hits "Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)" and "Honky Cat," as well as the fan favorite "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters."
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