ON PAGE'S 50TH BIRTHDAY
WE TAKE A LOOK AT 15 PAGE-LED ONE-TIMERS
Today marks Phish keyboardist Page McConnell’s 50th Birthday and we’ve celebrated the
occasion by sharing some of the jam scene's best keyboardists'
thoughts about the man known as “Leo." We continue to fete the “Chairman Of The
Boards” by looking at 15 of our favorite Page-sung one-timers.
Over the course of Phish’s first 29+ years of performances, there have been many instances
where the quartet has covered a song featuring vocals from McConnell that have never been
played after its debut. There’s even a Phish original written by and sung by Page that was
a “one-and-done.” With that, let's get down to business as we present 15 incredible Page
Andy Kahn, Lizzy Justesen and David Onigman.
1997-08-13 @ Star Lake Amphitheatre,
What an opener. The unsuspecting crowd at Star Lake Amphitheatre were treated to the
first-ever Elton John cover by Phish, with the group’s only performance of "Amoreena" to
date. "Amoreena" has seen multiple repeat performances by Page McConnell, though none with
Phish. Page sang the tune in 2002 with Vida Blue, in 2007 with his solo band and even gave
a performance of "Amoreena" at Carnegie Hall in 2007 as part of The Music of Elton
John & Bernie Taupin. It would be another four years before the music of Elton John
would again hit the Phish stage - but more on that later.