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.
Underrated Elton John: The Most Overlooked Song From Every Album
For all the great singles, sometimes the best moments on the Rocket Man's records are the deep cuts.
Bernie Taupin Didn’t Want Elton John Box Set Released
Lyricist feared that putting out the duo’s early songs would leave him “embarrassed.”
How an 'Exhausted' Elton John Still Hit No. 1 With 'Island Girl'
Despite feeling the effects of his monumental success, the singer continued to churn out hit singles.
Elton John Settles $3.9 Million Legal Dispute With Ex-Wife
Renata Blauel had said her appearance in his memoir and ‘Rocketman’ biopic breached a deal.
Hear Elton John’s Unreleased 1968 Song ‘Regimental Sgt. Zippo’
Track comes from the upcoming 'Jewel Box' rarities set.
Was Rod Stewart, Freddie Mercury, Elton John Supergroup a Joke?
Rod Stewart says Nose, Teeth & Hair suggestion was the result of “cocaine and alcohol” - and regrets fallout with old friend.
Hear Elton John's New Song With Gorillaz, 'The Pink Phantom'
Rocket Man lent vocals to new track from virtual band's upcoming 'Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez.'