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Since his debut album, Empty Sky, was released in 1969, Elton John has been pushing the boundaries of the rock music world with his distinctive sound and high energy. With 34 Grammy awards, five Brit awards, three Academy awards and four Tony awards to his credit, Elton John is one of the most versatile musical artists alike today. His live shows attract audiences ranging from teenagers to retirees.
His body of work includes more than 30 solo albums, soundtracks to films like Billy Elliot and scores for Broadway and West End productions like “The Lion King.” He has sold more than 300 million records to date, making him one of the best-selling musical artists of all time.
Elton John Final tour: ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’
Elton John, who was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1995, has toured regularly for over half a decade. In January 2018, he announced his final tour called “Farewell Yellow Brick Road”, which will consist of 300 shows around the world. The tour commences in September 2018 and will conclude in 2021.
Elton John’s background
Elton John, a native of Pinner in Middlesex, England, started playing the piano at the age of three. Although his upbringing was fairly conservative, his parents were avid record buffs, exposing him to artists like Elvis Presley and Bill Haley & the Comets. He sang in a local band called Bluesology that covered songs by American R&B and blues artists before answering a magazine ad from Liberty Records, a move that would launch his career. Ironically, lyricist Bernie Taupin answered the same ad, beginning a musical collaboration that would last for more than three decades.
Elton John’s biggest hits
It’s difficult to name all of Elton John’s many hits over more than four decades. However, just a few of the most popular songs are listed below:
- “Your Song” (1970)
- “Tiny Dancer” (1971)
- “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” (1973)
- “Crocodile Rock” (1973)
- “Daniel” (1973)
- “Candle in the Wind” (1973 and rewritten as a tribute to Princess Diana in 1997)
- “I’m Still Standing” (1983)
- “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” from the “Lion King” (1991)
Elton John’s career milestones
In 1969, Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote the songs for Madman Across the Water, the album that would introduce the pair to American audiences. They followed with Don’t Shoot Me; I’m the Piano Player and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road in 1973. Yellow Brick Road stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard Chart in the United States for two months and would cement Elton John’s status as a pop music superstar.
Elton John branched out into musical scores in 1994 when he collaborated with Tim Rice on the music for the movie (and later the play) The Lion King. He reunited with Taupin in 1997 to re-write “Candle in the Wind” as a tribute to Princess Diana after her death. He performed the new “Candle” at her funeral in Westminster Abbey.
Elton John continues to perform regularly after more than 50 years in the music industry.