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.
John Lennon's Advice for Jimmy Iovine Before Elton John Session
Fledgling producer was terrified, but Beatles legend told him John was scared, too.
Elton John Buys Canadian ‘Treehouse’ Condo
Unfinished two-floor apartment has an actual tree growing in it.
Elton John Sues British Newspaper for 'Gross Breaches of Privacy'
He's among a group of celebrities accusing the 'Daily Mail' of illegal activities.
Watch Elton John Receive Surprise Medal From President Biden
He’s reduced to tears as he’s presented with National Humanties Medal for his AIDS work.
Elton John’s Final US Show to Be Streamed Live
Disney+ announces November broadcast alongside documentary on veteran’s legacy.
Elton John Hopes Duet Will Restore Britney Spears' Confidence
“Britney was broken. I was broken," he says.
Listen to Elton John and Britney Spears' 'Hold Me Closer'
Collaboration features elements of John's classic songs "Tiny Dancer," "The One" and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart."
Elton John Teases Britney Spears Duet With Restaurant Performance
He sang over recording in outdoor preview of duet, which interpolates his 1971 classic "Tiny Dancer."
Report: Elton John and Britney Spears Releasing New 'Tiny Dancer'
“This was Elton’s idea, and Britney is a huge fan.”
30 Years Ago: Elton John Returns From Addiction With ‘The One’
The 1992 album gave legend his first Top 10 hit in 16 years.