After watching the Rocketman movie last night I did a little research and learned that Elton's band at his breakthrough Troubadour performance consisted of just himself, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Dee Murray on bass. No guitarist. I also learned that a recording was made in 1970 of a live radio broadcast featuring this lineup. Dee Murray's bass playing on this live recording is tremendous. It takes my respect for his playing to a whole new level. A highlight is his Jamersonesque funk on 'Take Me to the Pilot', which begins at the 33 minute mark.