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Elton John

Elton John pretty much ruled radio in the mid ‘70s. He released an unbroken string of six No. 1 albums, starting with his first classic, 1972’s ‘Honky Chateau,’ and including his 1973 masterpiece, the two-record set ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,’ and the 1975 autobiographical concept album ‘Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy,’ which he wrote with his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin. His 1974 ‘Greatest Hits’ collection remains one of the bestselling albums ever released, and for good reason: The 10-song set contains some of the best songs to grace the airwaves during the first half of the ‘70s. John has stayed busy over the years, releasing chart-topping soundtrack records, duet projects and occasionally ambitious albums that combine nostalgia with a sharp sense of mortality. On top of all this, he’s a consummate showman, a piano player with style, elegance and the good sense to wear a duck costume onstage from time to time.

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Kevork Djansezian / Kevin Winter / Ian Gavan, Getty Images

Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington Deaths Shock Alice Cooper, Elton John and Others

Members of the rock community continue to speak out regarding the shocking deaths of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell and Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington.

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British Teen Sentenced to Life in Prison for Plotting to Bomb Elton John Concert

A 19-year-old London resident who was arrested last year for planning to carry out a terrorist attack at an Elton John concert has since admitted the attempted crime in court.

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Samsung / Uni

Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ Featured in New Samsung Gear VR Commercial

Part of the appeal of virtual reality is the ability to "see" and "do" things you'd never be able to in real life.

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Elton John Returns to Action After Illness, Slams ‘MTV Generation’

Elton John has made his first public appearance since falling “violently ill” last month – and he took the opportunity to slam the “MTV generation” for their lack of musical ability.

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45 Years Ago: Elton John Releases His First No. 1 Album, ‘Honky Chateau’

Elton John was well on his way to becoming a star when he released his fifth album in May 1972.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Elton John Hospitalized for ‘Harmful and Unusual Bacterial Infection,’ Eight Shows Canceled

Elton John was hospitalized for two nights after contracting a rare infection during a recent South American tour.

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Elton John Issuing Expanded Version of ’11-17-70′ for Record Store Day

'11-17-70+' adds six previously unreleased songs and the first vinyl appearance of 'Amoreena.'

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Dimitrios Kambouris / Jesse Grant / Christopher Polk / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Watch Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga and Ryan Adams Perform at Elton John’s 70th Birthday Party

No one throws a party quite like Elton John — and that holds true when the party in question is being held in his honor.

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Elton John Hosts 25th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party Fundraiser

There's no shortage of viewing parties on Oscar night, but Elton John's hosted the night's preeminent event for years.

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Reaction / MCA / Nationaal Archief

Elton John and the Who Illustrator Alan Aldridge Dead at 73

Renowned artist Alan Aldridge, whose distinctive designs graced the covers of classic albums by the Who and Elton John has died at the age of 73.

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