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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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Dave Hogan, Getty Images

30 Years Ago: Elton John Undergoes Voice-Altering Throat Surgery

Elton John rang in 1987 by saving his voice — by undergoing surgery that would open a new chapter in his career by altering the way he sang.

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Kevin Winter / Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Elton John Is Reportedly Set to Perform at George Michael’s Funeral

Elton John could be in line to reprise “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” the song he and George Michael famously sang together in 1991 at Wembley Arena.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

George Michael Dies; Elton John, Queen Mourn His Loss

Queen and Elton John are among the rock legends mourning the death of pop superstar George Michael.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Elton John Denies Retirement Rumors

Elton John has refuted a British tabloid report saying that he was going to hang it up when he turns 70 next year.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Elton John Refutes Trump Team Member’s Claim That He’ll Be Playing the Inauguration

A member of president-elect Donald Trump's team has announced Elton John will perform at the inauguration in January — something John adamantly denies.

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How Elton John Survived the ’80s

Elton John almost didn’t make it to the ’80s.

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Dick James Music

45 Years Ago: Elton John Matures on ‘Madman Across the Water’

Released in November 1971, 'Madman Across the Water' contained the classics "Tiny Dancer" and "Levon."

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Geffen

30 Years Ago: Elton John Bottoms Out on ‘Leather Jackets’

From the public’s perspective, Elton John was on fire in the mid-’80s.

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Rogers & Cowan / Burberry

Elton John Announces Burberry Exclusive Vinyl Reissue Box

Elton John is partnering with luxury fashion retailer Burberry for an exclusive limited edition box of vinyl reissues due in stores next month.

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Rocket Records

40 Years Ago: Elton John Experiments With ‘Blue Moves’

Elton John experimented with jazz on the double-album 'Blue Moves,' which arrived on Oct. 22, 1976.

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