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.
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.
Watch Elton John and Dua Lipa Sing 'Bennie and the Jets'
Duo collaborated during legend's star-studded Oscar watch party.
Hear Elton John and Rina Sawayama's New Single 'Chosen Family'
"She is just an extraordinary talent," legend said of the London-based singer.
Elton John Says He’s Recorded ‘Something’ with Metallica
Singer confirms collaboration with metal band took place during pandemic lockdown.