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's New 'Jewel Box' Unearths 60 Unreleased Tracks
Eight-CD set spotlights deep cuts, demos, B-sides and other rarities.
Elton John Puts 'Irons in the Fire' to Help Save Troubadour
He says scene of his breakthrough show 50 years ago must be protected from COVID closure risk.
Elton John and Peter Frampton Launch COVID-19 Relief Efforts
One will raise funds via a YouTube concert series, while the other unveils a new coronavirus-related shirt.
Elton John ‘Put the Hours In’ to Get Noticed For Cocaine Use
Singer reflected on his career during ‘Rocketman’ virtual watch party.
Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac Songs Highlight 'The Voice' Finale
Finalists and coaches also performed duets of John Mellencamp and Phil Collins during Season 18 episode.