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.
Elton John to Release 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' Tour Book
New collection will feature career-spanning stories and never-before-seen photography and memorabilia.
Elton John’s Emmy Win Makes Him 19th Member of EGOT Elite
Live farewell concert award added to Grammy, Oscar and Tony victories.
Elton John Announces Another Massive Auction of Personal Items
The rock legend is auctioning off the contents of his former Atlanta home.
Elton John Says New Album Will 'Surprise the S---' Out of Fans
He's done touring, but definitely not done making new music.
Elton John Inducts Bernie Taupin into the Rock Hall of Fame
Taupin praised his friend as "the other best wife a man could ever hope for."
Did Elton John Delay Bernie Taupin's Rock Hall Induction?
His collaborator's impassioned speech at his own 1994 induction might have inspired HOF's "childish and churlish" decision.
Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road': A Guide to Every Song
Multiplatinum 1973 album elevated him from star to icon.
How Elton John's Masterpiece Arrived in a Flurry of Inspiration
'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' was the second studio album he released in 1973 and his seventh in five years.
Elton John to Perform at Livestreamed Rock Hall Induction
Fans will be able to watch the show live on Disney+.
Elton John Lists Luxury Atlanta Condo for $5 Million: Pictures
The four bedroom home has stunning views and is described as an "unparalleled masterpiece."