Biography

One of the show-business legends alive, Elton John, was born in English town of Pinner and was named at birth as Reginald Kenneth Dwight. The little genius started to play the piano at the age of three. He witnessed the divorce of his parents, but his stepfather managed to become a close friend of the gifted boy. The artist lived and studied in the native town until he was 15, working as a part-time musician in local pubs, but then left Pinner to make a career in business. In 1964, he organized the Bluesology band. It reached moderate success during its short existence. After the group disbanded, Dwight decided to start the solo activity. Looking for a job, he came to the Liberty Records following their advertisement and got Bernie Taupin as a partner - who could expect, it was the beginning of their brilliant long-time cooperation. They have produced handfuls of hits for various musicians during several decades. However, the first release of Elton John himself (Dwight's scenic pseudonym) - Empty Sky of 1969 - was mainly unnoticed. Artist's sophomore attempt Elton John saw light in 1970 and featured the material that became classical for the singer for many years ahead - thrilling ballads and rock compositions with gospel elements.

The concert record Tumbleweed Connection followed that disc the same year. John's eccentric image, unusual glasses and manner of piano playing made musical critics furious, but earned the approval of such scene colleagues as Bob Dylan and Quincy Jones. Elton entered the history of 70's as the introducer of piano rock and performer of such rock hits as Rocket Man (Honky Chateau), Crocodile Rock and Daniel (both from the sparkling disc Don't Shoot Me I'm Just A Piano Player) and eternal composition Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. In the beginning of 70's, he officially changed his name for Elton Hercules John. He co-worked with such stars as The Who and The Beatles. However, after John revealed his bisexuality, the public accepted this fact sharply and the musician temporarily went on a hiatus. He came back with the album A Single Man, but it was perceived coldly. Nevertheless, he reunited with Taupin on the disc 21 AT 33 and came back on the top of the charts with the single Little Jeannie. In the middle of 80's, John lost the voice during touring and had to undergo the surgery on his throat. Years of drug and alcohol abuse also pelf their trail. However, the artist created brilliant albums with the unprecedented consistency and talent.

The musician entered 90's after drastic physical and inner changes - he beat his bad habits in the clinics and recovered after a long depression. He also became the charity worker and made the fund of struggle with AIDS. The soundtrack to the Lion King cartoon with the rock ballad Can you Feel The Love Tonight as the clue composition can be considered as the most noticeable input of Elton John into the music of 90's. In 1994, the artist was inducted into the Hall Of Rock And Roll Fame and was knighted a year later. In 1997, his tribute to tragically deceased Princess Diana Candle In The Wind 1997 became the fastest - and biggest - selling song ever. Released in 2001, Songs From The West Coast with the piercing lead single This Train Don't Stop There Anymore was thought to be Elton's final album. However, in 2004 Peachtree Road became its follow-up. After the unhappy marriage of 80's, the artist made public his homosexuality and married his partner David Furnish in 2005. In 2006, the autobiographic album The Captain & The Kid was released, noticeable for its smash hit The Bridge. Later the same year, Elton John issued the collection of his eternal songs Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits. The very interesting album titled The Union created by Elton John and Leon Russell was released in 2010. This studio attempt was critically acclaimed and debuted at the third position in Billboard 200, which is a great proof of its highest level. There is no doubt that The Union will please the singer’s old fans and those who are just going to get acquainted with his creativity.

Studio Albums

Elton John, Wonderful Crazy Night mp3Wonderful Crazy Night
2016
  • Piano Rock
Elton John, The Diving Board mp3The Diving Board
2013
  • Piano Blues
  • Pop/Rock
Elton John, Billy Elliot (2005 original London cast) mp3Billy Elliot (2005 original London cast)
2006
  • Adult Contemporary
  • Disco
  • Glam Rock
  • Piano Rock
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Rock
  • Rock Opera
  • Soft Rock
Elton John, The Captain & The Kid mp3The Captain & The Kid
The songs on the new album The Captain And The Kid tell about the lives of both Elton John and his long-time friend and creative countrerpart lyricist Bernie Taupin, and for the first time there are both of them on the album's cover
2006
  • Adult Contemporary
  • Piano Rock
  • Pop/Rock
Elton John, Billy Elliot (2005 Original London Cast) - Bonus CD mp3Billy Elliot (2005 Original London Cast) - Bonus CD
2005
  • Disco
  • New Wave
  • Pop
  • Soft Rock
  • Soul
  • Synth Pop
Elton John, Peachtree Road mp3Peachtree Road
2004
  • Pop/Rock
Elton John, Aida mp3Aida
2000
  • Adult Contemporary
  • Disco
  • Glam Rock
  • Piano Rock
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Rock
  • Rock Opera
  • Soft Rock
Elton John, Too Low for Zero mp3Too Low for Zero
1998
  • Piano Rock
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Soft Rock
Elton John, The Big Picture mp3The Big Picture
1997
  • Adult Contemporary
  • Pop
Elton John, Empty Sky mp3Empty Sky
1996
  • Piano Rock
  • Pop/Rock
Elton John, Caribou mp3Caribou
1995
  • Country Rock
  • Piano Rock
  • Pop/Rock
Elton John, Honky Chateau mp3Honky Chateau
1995
  • Country Rock
  • Piano Rock
  • Pop/Rock
Elton John, Made in England mp3Made in England
1995
  • Pop/Rock
  • Adult Contemporary
Elton John, Rock of the Westies mp3Rock of the Westies
1995
  • Piano Rock
  • Pop/Rock
Elton John, Chartbusters Go Pop!! mp3Chartbusters Go Pop!!
1994
  • East Coast Hip Hop
  • New Jack Swing
  • Rock
Elton John, Duets mp3Duets
1993
    Elton John, The One mp3The One
    1992
    • Pop Rock
    • Soft Rock
    Elton John, Sleeping With the Past mp3Sleeping With the Past
    1989
    • Piano Rock
    • Pop
    • Pop/Rock
    Elton John, Reg Strikes Back mp3Reg Strikes Back
    1988
    • Pop
    • Pop/Rock
    Elton John, Leather Jackets mp3Leather Jackets
    1986
    • New Wave
    • Piano Rock
    • Pop
    • Pop/Rock
    Elton John, Ice on Fire mp3Ice on Fire
    1985
    • Adult Contemporary
    • Pop
    • Soft Rock
    Elton John, Breaking Hearts mp3Breaking Hearts
    1984
    • Pop
    • Pop/Rock
    Elton John, Jump Up! mp3Jump Up!
    1982
    • Pop
    • Soft Rock
    Elton John, The Fox mp3The Fox
    1981
    • Pop
    • Pop/Rock
    Elton John, 21 at 33 mp321 at 33
    1980
    • Piano Rock
    • Pop
    • Pop/Rock
    • Soft Rock
    Elton John, A Single Man mp3A Single Man
    1978
    • Piano Rock
    • Pop
    • Pop/Rock
    Elton John, Blue Moves mp3Blue Moves
    1976
    • Piano Rock
    • Pop Soul
    • Pop/Rock
    Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road mp3Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    1973
    • Art Rock
    • Glam Rock
    • Piano Rock
    • Pop/Rock
    Elton John, Madman Across the Water mp3Madman Across the Water
    1971
    • Piano Rock
    • Pop/Rock
    Elton John, Elton John mp3Elton John
    1970
    • Piano Rock
    • Pop/Rock
    Elton John, Tumbleweed Connection mp3Tumbleweed Connection
    1970
    • Country Rock
    • Piano Rock
    • Pop/Rock
    Elton John, Lady Samantha mp3Lady Samantha
    0
    • Adult Contemporary
    • Blue Eyed Soul
    • Disco
    • Glam Rock
    • Piano Rock
    • Pop
    • Pop/Rock
    • Psychedelic Pop
    • Psychedelic Pop
    • Rock
    • Soft Rock
    Elton John, Legendary Rock Stars mp3Legendary Rock Stars
    0
    • Adult Contemporary
    • Blue Eyed Soul
    • Disco
    • Glam Rock
    • Piano Rock
    • Pop
    • Pop/Rock
    • Psychedelic Pop
    • Psychedelic Pop
    • Rock
    • Soft Rock

    Compilation albums

    Elton John, Diamonds mp3Diamonds
    2017
    • Adult Contemporary
    • Pop Rock
    • Piano Rock
    Elton John, Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits mp3Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits
    2007
    • Piano Rock
    • Pop/Rock
    • Rock
    Elton John, Greatest Hits 1970-2002 mp3Greatest Hits 1970-2002
    2002
    • Glam Rock
    • Piano Rock
    • Pop/Rock
    • Soft Rock
    Elton John, Rare Masters mp3Rare Masters
    1992
    • Adult Contemporary
    • Blue Eyed Soul
    • Disco
    • Glam Rock
    • Piano Rock
    • Pop
    • Pop/Rock
    • Psychedelic Pop
    • Psychedelic Pop
    • Rock
    • Soft Rock

    Lives

    Elton John, Live in Australia mp3Live in Australia
    1987
    • Adult Contemporary
    • Classical Crossover
    • Pop/Rock
    Elton John, 11-17-70 mp311-17-70
    1971
    • Piano Rock
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