There is no doubt that Elton John is a pop music sensation - for over six decades, he has achieved immense fame with his countless multi-million selling hits, boasting more than Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Charts
Elton John began his music career as a member of the band Bluesolgoy, and faced many challenges at the beginning of his career such as failing auditions for King Crimson and for a slot on Liberty Records’ roster. Yet during this time, he did eventually meet Bernie Taupin, who became his future collaborator. Elton John then went on to release his debut album Empty Sky in 1969 and his critically acclaimed album Elton John (1970), featuring his best-selling ballad, Your Song.
Elton John has released an eclectic mix of music, including the Tumbleweed Connection cinematic concept album in 1970 and music for the Lion King motion picture, which includes The Lion King, Can You Feel the Love Tonight in 1994 for which he received an Oscar. In the new millennium, Elton John released several highly successful singles such as I Want Love and This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore. Elton John’s success has also extended into theatre, enjoying a legendary theatrical residency at Caesars Palace before returning to the music industry. In 2019, a biopic about Elton John’s life was released, allowing us to learn about his fascinating life.
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