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  Elton John
John emerged from the obscurity of a British song publisher’s office in a meteoric rise to superstar status during the Seventies.
Given to roughly equal numbers of ballads and rockers, John’s output was as critical to this decade as the Beatles were to the Sixties and Presley to the Fifties.
Elton John, is born in the London suburb of Pinner.
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 Elton John
Elton was a heavily sought-after session player between 1968 and 1970, graduating from backing vocalist and keyboard player to lead singer on a series of quickie cover versions that were recorded for Top 40 LP compilation discs - back then, record companies figured it was cheaper to re-record than license.
Elton's regular gang - Taupin, Gudgeon, Quaye, Buckmaster, Brown, etc. - all take their places here, but bass, drum, and guitar players are alternated frequently, and future band members Johnstone, Cooper, Olsson, and Murray - and even Roger Pope and future Yes member/cult favorite Rick Wakeman - all appear.
John's effective piano is mixed prominently, his voice is strong, and both the melodies and string arrangements are attention-grabbing.
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 NPR : Elton John: Pop Music's Chameleon
World Cafe, December 8, 2006 · Elton John was one of the most successful musical acts of the '70s, but he's remained in the spotlight ever since, thanks in large part to his versatility.
Trafficking in rock, disco, pop, adult-contemporary, soul and even country, John has become an icon thanks to classic songs like "Rocket Man," "Your Song" and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." His vibrant live performances and outrageous costumes have only enhanced his reputation as a world-class entertainer.
John continues to find success while exploring multiple genres and media: He won a Grammy for the musical Aida, as well as an Oscar for his work in the Disney film The Lion King.
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  Elton John - MSN Encarta
Elton John, born in 1947, British singer-songwriter, who was one of the most successful musicians of the 1970s and remained popular through the 1980s and 1990s.
John also had a role in the motion-picture version of Tommy (1975), a rock-opera created by the rock band The Who.
John performed “Candle in the Wind 1997,” a special adaptation of his 1973 song “Candle in the Wind,” at the September 1997 funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, in Westminster Abbey.
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  Elton John - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elton John was released in the spring of 1970 on DJM Records/Pye Records in the UK and Uni Records in the USA, and established the formula for subsquent albums: gospel-chorded rockers and poignant ballads.
Elton John was deeply affected by the plight of Ryan White, an Indiana teenager with AIDS.
Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on 24 February 1998, granting him the title of "Sir".
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 Elton John
John and Taupin were hired by Dick James as staff songwriters at his fledgling DJM in 1968.
John's 1995 album "Made In England" continued his comeback, peaking at number 3 on the UK charts and number 13 in the U.S.; In America, the album went platinum.
John was given the honour of singing at her funeral.
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 Rock On The Net: Elton John
Elton John ruled the pop and rock airwaves throughout the 70s, allowing him to attain superstar status around the world by the time he was 30.
Elton has appeared on the Top 40 every year since '70, from his first appearance with "Your Song" in '70 to "Candle In The Wind 1997." Elton began his mastery of the piano at the age of four and won a piano scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music at the age of 11.
Elton would later admit that the last 2 years of the 80s were the worst periods in his life with mental and physical deterioration.
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 Elton John (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elton John is the second album from Elton John.
Because Empty Sky didn't see an American release, Elton John's self-titled second album was many people's first exposure to his music.
Compared to the ambitious Empty Sky, the follow-up features the catchy melodies and intelligent lyrics that John and lyricist Bernie Taupin became known for.
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 Elton John Hollywood Music Artist Biography | Elton John Articles | Elton John Profile | Yuddy.com
Elton John can currently be seen at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, where he signed a three year contract to perform seventy-five shows.
Elton John asked James Blunt to perform at his wedding and the popular singer gladly accepted the invitation.
Elton John - Diana Krall 's twin sons were born at Elton John's London estate.
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Elton John tickets announced he was bisexual in 1976 and in 1984 he married Renate Blauel, before he finally came to grips with the fact that he was only homosexual.
Elton John's las vegas live shows became known for their flamboyance and energy; Elton John las vegas tickets would appear on stage wearing feather boas, garish sunglasses, platform shoes, and multi-colored hair.
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 Elton John | Music Artist | Videos, News, Photos & Ringtones | MTV
Throughout the fall, Elton John continued to climb the charts on the strength of the Top Ten single "Your Song." John followed it quickly in February 1971 with the concept album Tumbleweed Connection, which received heavy airplay on album-oriented radio in the U.S., helping it climb into the Top Ten.
John didn't become a Rocket recording artist himself, choosing to stay with MCA for a record-breaking eight-million-dollar contract in 1974.
Throughout the mid-'70s, John's concerts were enormously popular, as were his singles and albums, and he continued to record and perform at a rapid pace until 1976.
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 Elton John
If we can somehow discover another Elton John and coerce the Move to release their new album in the next few weeks, 1970 may yet escape going down as a not terribly good year for rock and roll.
John's recorded work has always been notable for its sound quality, and given the vintage of this material, it doesn't sound that bad on compact disc.
John is never overwhelmed by strings or choirs and turns in some powerful performances.
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 The Elton John Prophecy
Sir Elton John is one of the most enduring of pop rock legends in musical history.
Elton John, it stands to reason, may be the third to follow his friends Gianni and Diana four years later in 2001.
If Elton John is in danger of being shot by someone with a revolver, there would be evidence of a sensational shooting death in 1994 (7 years prior to 2001) involving a rock star.
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Elton John's second album was his first to be released in the U.S., and the difference between it and its predecessor, EMPTY SKY, is palpable and immediate.
ELTON JOHN opens with "Your Song", a halting ballad that is one of the most movinglove songs in the modern pop canon.
Elton John's second album, released in 1970, was a more mature, and enjoyable effort than the previous years 'Empty Sky', mainly through a rich orchestral backdrop.
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 Elton John Tickets, Elton John Concert Tickets, Elton John Concert Tour Dates
Elton John has been one of music most celebrated artists since the seventies and continues to record and perform songs that bridge the generation gap.
Elton John will be playing select dates throughout the summer and you will not be disappointed in his stage performance.
Be sure to catch Elton John as he continues to produce music and perform with the same youthful abandon that originally propelled him to stardom.
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 CNN.com - Elton John and partner 'tie the knot' - Dec 21, 2005
Elton John, 58, blew kisses to the crowd as his Canadian-born partner joined him briefly before going inside.
In an interview in Attitude magazine in November, John said the Guildhall ceremony would be a small, private affair involving only himself and Furnish, 43, and their parents acting as witnesses.
John and Furnish, who have been together for 12 years, acknowledged that their ceremony might have broader ramifications.
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 VH1.com : Elton John : Biography - Urge Music Downloads   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John and Taupin were hired by Dick James to become staff songwriters at his fledgling DJM in 1968.
John reunited with Taupin for 1980's 21 at 33, which featured the Top Ten single "Little Jeannie." Over the next three years, John remained a popular concert artist, but his singles failed to break the Top Ten, even if they reached the Top 40.
For his next project, John reunited with Lion King collaborator Tim Rice to write songs for Disney's Broadway musical adaptation of the story of Aida; an album of their efforts featuring a who's who of contemporary pop musicians was released in early 1999, going gold by the end of the year.
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 Elton John Tickets - Cheap Tickets, Concert Events Info for Elton John
Elton John performs with his long-time band, Davey Johnstone on guitar; Guy Babylon on keyboards; Bob Birch on bass guitar; John Mahon on percussion; and Nigel Olsson on drums.
Elton is currently working on his new album, The Captain and The Kid, which will be released this Sept. This is the sequel to his triple platinum album "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy," which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with an expanded deluxe edition.
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Born in Pinner, Middlesex, Elton John was educated at Pinner County Grammar School and the Royal Academy of Music, to which he won a scholarship at the age of 11.
In 1976 Elton John became involved in Watford Football Club and fulfilled a childhood dream by becoming chairman and director.
John has long been associated with AIDS charities after the death of his friend Ryan White, raising large amounts of money and using his public profile to raise awareness of the disease.
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One of the most commercially successful entertainers of the last 30 years, pop singer Elton John was born Reginald Dwight on March 25, 1947 to a middle-class family living in Pinner, England.
Elton John concerts became known for their flamboyance and energy -- the singer would appear on stage wearing feather boas, garish sunglasses, platform shoes, and multi-colored hair, and tickets to his concerts became a hot commodity.
John has continued to release numerous hits including "Rocketman," "Daniel," and his tribute to Princess Diana, a rewritten version of his song originally written about Marilyn Monroe, "Candle in the Wind '97." He has also had various large world tours including one with fellow rock star Billy Joel.
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 Tim's Elton John Page
Elton was to make fund raising for the Foundation a central pillar of his new, "cleaned-up" life.
In 1994 Elton was inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of fame, one of the few musical accolades that he hadn't received in the preceeding quarter of a century.
Elton John was honored at the 42nd Grammy Awards as the year's MusiCares Person of the Year honoree, and in many ways it couldn't be a more fitting tribute to a man who has not only reclaimed his own life, but in turn helped so many others better theirs.
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 Elton John Peachtree Road Tour 2005 - Konzerte live in Hamburg, Oberhausen, Stuttgart und Mannheim
Elton John hat 2001 in Deutschland mit drei Solokonzerten bewiesen, was für ein großartiger Sänger und Pianist er ist.
Als erstes machte Elton Hercules John ein paar Faxen; er sabbelte kurz etwas in Babysprache dahin, was munteres Gelächter auslöste.
Elton ließ zweimal das Publikum das "laaa lala lala laaa" singen; nach der zweiten strophe sogar untypischer Weise zweimal hintereinander, bevor die Band es das Dritte mal selber sang.
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 Ban religion, says Elton John. 12/11/2006. ABC News Online
Elton John, pictured with partner David Furnish, says religion has always tried to turn hatred towards gay people.
John says too many people are protesting online to take to the streets, highlighting the effectiveness of the February 2003 march against military action in Iraq that mobilised millions around the world.
John has also vowed to continue his fight for gay rights and AIDS charities: "I can't just sit back; it's not in my nature any more".
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In terms of sales and lasting popularity, Elton John was the biggest pop superstar of the early '70s.
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Elton John’s live performances also live up to his famous hits.
Elton John concert tickets sell out in every nation that he performs in, whether the US, England, Japan or Brazil, he performs live to packed stadiums across the world.
Elton John has collaborated with John Lennon, Little Richard, Don Henley, George Michael and Bonnie Raitt, to name a few.
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