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.
Hear Elton John’s Unreleased 1968 Song ‘Regimental Sgt. Zippo’
Track comes from the upcoming 'Jewel Box' rarities set.
Was Rod Stewart, Freddie Mercury, Elton John Supergroup a Joke?
Rod Stewart says Nose, Teeth & Hair suggestion was the result of “cocaine and alcohol” - and regrets fallout with old friend.
Hear Elton John's New Song With Gorillaz, 'The Pink Phantom'
Rocket Man lent vocals to new track from virtual band's upcoming 'Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez.'
Elton John Pushes Farewell Tour U.S. Dates Back to 2022
He was supposed to tour North America in 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic brought things to a halt.
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.