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 Lists Luxury Atlanta Condo for $5 Million: Pictures
The four bedroom home has stunning views and is described as an "unparalleled masterpiece."
When Elton John Auctioned Off $8.2 Million Worth of Memorabilia
Over the years, he earned a ton of money – and bought a ton of things with it.
Elton John 'Home and in Good Health' After Brief Hospitalization
Singer fell at his South of France home but was quickly discharged.
Was Elton John's Manager John Reid Really Such a Jerk?
The 'Rocketman' biopic depicts former manager and lover as calculating and money-hungry.
Elton John and Weird Al Yankovic Among 2023 Emmy Nominees
The Fleetwood Mac-inspired series 'Daisy Jones & the Six' also earned numerous nominations.
Watch Elton John Deliver Emotional Speech at Final Farewell Show
"I've had the most wonderful career, beyond belief. 52 years of pure joy, playing music."
Duran Duran Nearly Ruined Elton John's 'I'm Still Standing' Video
Several vodka martinis later, things got a little crazy in Cannes.
Elton John Brings Rarities and Surprise Guests to Glastonbury
The Rocket Man pulled out all the stops during his festival headlining gig.
Elton John Auctioned Everything So He Could Start Again
Shopping-mad star wanted a reset amid the collapse of his first marriage and a wayward career.