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Elton John



ACTIVITY PERIOD: 1962 - Current

MUSIC GENRE: Rock, Piano Rock, Pop Rock, Glam Rock, Soft Rock, Rhythm and Blues


RECORD COMPANIES / LABELS (Current & Past): Philips, Congress, DJM, Uni, Paramount, MCA, Geffen, Rocket, Island, Universal, Interscope, Mercury, UMG, Virgin EMI

OFFICIAL WEB SITE: http://www.eltonjohn.com/


(Sir Elton John) (Reginald Dwight) (1947-)
“I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the line at goats though.” A strong claimant to being pop music’s greatest living superstar, he began playing the piano at an early age, and at eleven won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London. In the mid 1960s he met lyricist Bernie Taupin, and the pair enjoyed a long and successful songwriting collaboration. In 1970 John’s self-titled second album yielded his first hit single, Your Song. The following year the Madman Across The Water album went to the top of the charts, and included the classic track Tiny Dancer. His 1972 album Honky Chateau cracked the American charts, and included the hit Rocket Man. The following year brought even greater success, with the major singles Daniel, and what would become another of his signature tunes, the golden years of rock & roll number Crocodile Rock. Later that year he released perhaps his best-known album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, with cuts including the title track, and Bennie and the Jets. As the glam rock decade progressed, his stage outfits became ever more festive, and sunglasses sizeable. In the mid Seventies he co-wrote John Lennon’s hit Whatever Gets You Through the Night, while later hits into the Eighties included Little Jeannie, I'm Still Standing, and I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues. In 1997 he sang a re-written version of his ever-popular eulogy to Marilyn Monroe, Candle In The Wind, at the funeral of his friend Princess Diana. A master of all styles of popular music, from rock to blues, country, and the ballad, he has proven a true rock survivor, producing a virtually unbroken stream of hit songs and albums over three decades.

By Larry Buttrose


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