Elton John Leads the Hornets

Elton John Leads the Hornets

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  • Artist: Terry Challis
  • Date: 1977
  • Publisher: Watford Observer
  • Size: 620 x 735 mm

Original, promotional poster celebrating the appointment of rock superstar Elton John as the chairman of Watford Football Club, from a 1976 painting by Terry Challis published by the Watford Observer in 1977. A frankly surreal design, which depicts Elton John riding a hornet (the Club’s emblem) and pointing the way forward for the (then) beleaguered team. In a strongly allegorical image, the ruins of past dynasties at Watford are represented against a bright potential future, which includes a new stadium and the ultimate ambition of competing on equal terms with the most successful team of the era, Liverpool (shown here a Liver Bird on raised ground). This actual poster was previously displayed in the Watford FC dressing room, and has consequential signs of age. A higher resolution image is available to view on request.