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40 Years Ago: Elton John Releases ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

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D. Morrison, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

It almost seems too easy to call 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' Elton John's masterpiece, but it's hard to argue against it. Released on Oct. 5, 1973, 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' was the second studio album he put out in 1973, and his seventh in five years. Oh, and it was a double album.

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Elton John Called ‘The Devil’s Work’ by Russian Religious Leader

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Elton John's upcoming tour stops in Russia are still a few months away, but the controversy surrounding his arrival already appears to be reaching a fever pitch. Already under fire from a Russian parents' group that's calling for the concerts to be canceled because of his sexual orientation, John is now being called "the devil's work" by a leader of one of the country's Islamist sects.

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Elton John Concerts Protested by Russian Parents’ Group

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Ethan-Miller, Getty Images

A parents' group in Russia is protesting Elton John's upcoming concerts there. The committee has asked President Vladimir Putin to cancel the shows because of the singer's homosexuality.

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Elton John, ‘The Diving Board’ – Album Review

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What's left for Elton John to prove? The guy is a knight of the round table. He's sold approximately six gajillion records. He's got a live residency in Las Vegas. Hell, he's even paid tribute to Liberace on the Emmys!

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Elton John Performs at Emmys, Carrie Underwood Covers the Beatles

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Hollywood's best and brightest gathered in Los Angeles last night (Sept. 21) to celebrate the year's finest achievements in television at the 2013 Emmy Awards -- and there was even a little room for some classic rock during the top-rated ceremony too.

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Elton John Drummer Roger Pope Dead at 66

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Roger Pope was one of Elton John's early bandmates, playing drums on the piano man's early demos and later going on to tour and recording six albums with him. The Whitestable, U.K., native died on Sept. 17 at the age of 66.

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Elton John Won’t Cancel Concert in Russia

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Russia's recent spate of anti-gay legislation has provoked a boycott among a growing number of celebrities and entertainers, but Elton John won't be adding his name to the list.

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Elton John’s ‘The Diving Board’ Album Streaming Online

Elton John, 'The Diving Board'
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OK, everybody in the pool: Elton John's 'The Diving Board' is now open to the public, two weeks before the album's official release.

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Elton John Will Pay Tribute to Liberace at the Emmys

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Elton John recently had an appendectomy that forced him to postpone much of his summer tour. But since his new album 'The Diving Board' will be released later this month, the legendary singer-songwriter didn't want to go totally silent. So he'll make his first appearance ever at the Emmy Awards in a couple of weeks.

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25 Years Ago: Elton John Auctions Off $8.2 Million Worth of Memorabilia

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Elton John has earned a ton of money -- and he's bought a ton of things with it. In fact, back in September of 1988, he had so many possessions crowding his four-story English mansion that he decided to sell off 2,000 of them in a massive four-day auction at Sotheby's in London.

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