Elton

17 May 1975, Elton John was awarded a Platinum Record for sales of a million copies of the LP ‘Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy’, the first album ever to be certified Platinum on the day of its release. https://youtu.be/vaux40k6jYk Elton John – Someone Saved My Life Tonight (Live at the Playhouse Theatre 1976) […]

10 April 1970, Elton John released his self titled second studio album which included his breakthrough single ‘Your Song’. The album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year the following year. https://youtu.be/GlPlfCy1urI Elton John – Your Song (Top Of The Pops 1971) Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10166071968945167

10 April 1970, Elton John released his self titled second studio album which included his breakthrough single ‘Your Song’. The album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year the following year. https://youtu.be/GlPlfCy1urI Elton John – Your Song (Top Of The Pops 1971) Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10166071968945167

ELTON JOHN Pays Tribute To TAYLOR HAWKINS At Des Moines Concert: ‘This Song Is For Him And His Family’ ELTON JOHN Pays Tribute To TAYLOR HAWKINS At Des Moines Concert: ‘This Song Is For Him And His Family’ Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/5507060895979195

Happy 75th birthday to Sir Elton John born 25 March 1947, singer, songwriter, pianist, (Reginald Dwight), who had the 1971 UK No.7 single ‘Your Song’, the 1973 US No.1 single ‘Crocodile Rock’ along with seven other US No.1’s. He had the biggest selling single of all time in 1997 with ‘Candle In The Wind 97’, […]

3 March 1972, Elton John released ‘Rocket Man’ as a single, (officially titled ‘Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)’. The song was inspired by the short story “The Rocket Man” in The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury, and echoes the theme of David Bowie’s 1969 song ‘Space Oddity’. Kate […]

19 Dec 1970, Elton John’s first US hit, ‘Your Song’ entered the Billboard Hot 100, where it went on to reach number eight. The Hollies had been offered the song and Three Dog Night had already recorded a version which was included on their ‘It Ain’t Easy’ album. https://youtu.be/GlPlfCy1urI Elton John – Your Song (Top […]

5 Oct 1973, Elton John released his seventh studio album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Under the working titles of Vodka and Tonics and Silent Movies, Talking Pictures, Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics to the album in two and a half weeks, with John composing most of the music in three days while staying at the […]

24 July 1976, Elton John scored his first UK number 1 single with ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ a duet with Kiki Dee. It was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin under the pseudonym “Ann Orson” and “Carte Blanche” and was Elton’s first UK No.1 after 16 Top 40 hits. John had met Dee […]

15 July 1972, Elton John started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with his fifth studio album Honky Chateau, his first US chart topper. The album was titled after the 18th century French chateau where it was recorded, Château d’Hérouville. Both the tracks from the album ‘Rocket Man’ and ‘Honky […]


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