TICKETS TORN IN HALF:August 7,1982 ELTON JOHN/QUARTERFLASH@Madison Square Garden This is my 7th ELTON JOHN show. My first was his NY debut opening for LEON RUSSELL @FILLMORE EAST way back when. Tonight,Quarterflash opens,Dull. I haven’t seen Elton since 1976 when he toured with his ROCK OF THE WESTIES band but tonight Davey Johnston returns to the band,with Nigel on drums Dee on bass,and a few others. The quartet is all I need for this the last night of his tour and last of 3 nights at MSG. Elton opens with FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND/ LOVE LIES BLEEDING, follows with ALL THE GIRLS LOVE ALICE, SOMEONE SAVED MY LIFE TONIGHT, some new stuff, his tribute to JOHN LENNON and an oldie but goodie WHERE TO NOW ST. PETER, with plenty of hits before closing out with a medley of WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN GOIN ON/I SAW HER STANDING THERE/TWIST AND SHOUT. It was well worth the night out.