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.
Hear Elton John's New Single With Charlie Puth, 'After All'
Track comes ahead of legend's upcoming 'The Lockdown Sessions' album.
Elton John Postpones Farewell Tour Dates for Hip Surgery
Yellow Brick Road shows moved from 2021 to 2023.
James Hetfield Moved to Tears by Elton John’s Praise
English rock icon called the heavy metal band's "Nothing Else Matters" “one of the best songs ever written.”
Elton John Announces Star-Studded Album 'The Lockdown Sessions'
Singer returns to his session-musician roots on all-star collaborative record.
When Biz Markie Covered Elton John's 'Bennie and the Jets'
The rapper also sampled Ted Nugent for 1992 interlude.
Elton John Says His Parents’ Arguments Led to ‘Big Spender’ Habit
He remembers finding “solace in inanimate objects” while feeling safe in his bedroom as a child.
Metallica Prep Black Album Covers LP Featuring Elton John, Weezer
The 53-track 'Metallica Blacklist' will also feature Chad Smith, My Morning Jacket, Ghost and Jason Isbell, among others.
Prince Ghosted Elton John Twice Before They Played Live Together
In a new and exclusive book excerpt, the British legend recalls the times the younger star ducked out on him.
Elton John Covers Pet Shop Boys ‘It’s a Sin’ With Years and Years
Song was performed at the Brit Awards before being released for charity.