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Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, March 25, 1947,) an honorary knight of the United Kingdom, is a legendary popsinger, composer and pianist who, with writing partner Bernie Taupin, is estimated to have racked up over 200 million single and albumsales worlwide since his first release in 1967, over 60 million coming in the US alone. Being extremely diverse when it comes to musicallytastes he has dipped into many genres including pop, rock, country, gospel, blues, and soul. Along with his exceptional vocals he is notedfor reinventing piano playing by increasing its forefr ...read more

Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, March 25, 1947,) an honorary knight of the United Kingdom, is a legendary popsinger, composer and pianist who, with writing partner Bernie Taupin, is estimated to have racked up over 200 million single and albumsales worlwide since his first release in 1967, over 60 million coming in the US alone. Being extremely diverse when it comes to musicallytastes he has dipped into many genres including pop, rock, country, gospel, blues, and soul. Along with his exceptional vocals he is notedfor reinventing piano playing by increasing its forefront popularity in rock.Sir Elton shot to fame in the early- and mid-70s, combining hit singles like 'Rocket Man' and 'Tiny Dancer' with an increasigly flamboyantfashion sense and stage show. 1973 saw him release what is considered by many to be his greatest album, the double-LP 'Goodbye YellowBrick Road,' an obvious nod to classic film 'The Wizard of Oz.' It spawned hit singles 'Bennie & The Jets,' 'Saturday Night's Alright (ForFighting),' and the best selling single of all time, 'Candle In The Wind,' as well as the classic 'Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding.After the release of Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy in 1975 the first album ever to enter immediately to Number 1 on theBillboard Charts along with Rock of the Westies that same year to reach Number 1, Elton John had arguably climbed to be the greatestMegastar in pop star in 1975. His dominance of the pop and rock worlds was now secure, and would remain until the late 70s, when hispopularity slowly began to decline, coinciding with personal problems, drug addiction and public admission of his homosexuality. Despitesuch, he still managed to crank out many popular singles in the 80's such as "I Guess That's Why they Call it the Blues", "Sad Songs SaySo Much", and "I'm Still Standing"He also is notable for such production in musicals such as "The Lion King", "The Road to Eldorado" and "Billy Elliot".In 1998, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and he continues to release music to popular acclaim to this date, achieving hit singles in2003, 2004 and 2005.Recently he has collaborated with life-long inspiration Leon Russel in 2010 on "The Union", and Kanye West the same year playing pianotracks on his album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy".He currently has finished recording his latest album "The Diving Board" set to launch sometime in 2013 « hide

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The Diving Board
09/24/2013

3.5
23 Votes
The Union
2010

3.1
12 Votes
The Captain and The Kid
2006

3.5
38 Votes
Peachtree Road
2004

2.6
12 Votes
Songs from the West Coast
2001

3.6
35 Votes
The Big Picture
1997

2.7
11 Votes
Made in England
1995

2.9
16 Votes
Duets
1993

2.6
8 Votes
The One
1992

2.8
12 Votes
Sleeping with the Past
1989

3
14 Votes
Reg Strikes Back
1988

2.6
23 Votes
Leather Jackets
1986

1.5
11 Votes
Ice on Fire
1985

2.3
11 Votes
Breaking Hearts
1984

2.6
14 Votes
Too Low For Zero
1983

3.6
31 Votes
Jump Up!
1982

2.6
15 Votes
The Fox
1981

2.9
13 Votes
21 at 33
1980

2.6
11 Votes
Victim of Love
1979

1.6
27 Votes
A Single Man
1978

3.1
22 Votes
Blue Moves
1976

3.4
39 Votes
Rock of the Westies
1975

3.5
24 Votes
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
1975

4.1
106 Votes
Caribou
1974

3.4
48 Votes
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
1973

4.2
271 Votes
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player
1973

3.7
70 Votes
Honky Chateau
1972

4
104 Votes
Madman Across the Water
1971

4.2
139 Votes
Tumbleweed Connection
1970

4.1
106 Votes
Elton John
1970

4
83 Votes
Empty Sky
1969

3.4
22 Votes
Live Albums
In Australia With The Melbourne Symphony
1987

3.3
9 Votes
Here and There
1976

3.3
5 Votes
17-11-70
1971

4.1
6 Votes
Compilations
Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits
2007

4.3
6 Votes
Greatest Hits 1970-2002
2002

4.1
91 Votes
One Night Only: The Greatest Hits
2000

3.7
8 Votes
The Road To Eldorado
2000

3.6
4 Votes
The Lion King
1994

4.1
5 Votes
Rare Masters
1992

3.8
4 Votes
The Very Best Of
1990

4.1
11 Votes
Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume III
1987

3.8
4 Votes
Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume II
1977

3.9
6 Votes
Greatest Hits
1974

4.1
40 Votes
Friends
1971

2
1 Votes

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