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Elton John

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Elton John has a career spanning nearly 60 years and as of today has sold over 300 million records worldwide. He began in 1962 playing in pubs in the United Kingdom and performing cover songs alongside his own originals. He formed a band called Bluesology with some friends of his and spent his time between performing with them and doing solo performances at night at a London hotel bar.

In 1968, he became a staff songwriter for Dick James’s DJM Records and wrote music to go along with Bernie Taupin’s lyrics. They wrote for a couple of years and produced Elton John’s first album, Empty Sky, which was released in the UK on June 6, 1969. The album wasn’t released in the United States until January 13th, 1975 and had different cover art than the original version which was released in the UK nearly 6 years prior.

But it wasn’t until his second album titled Elton John that he had his first hit single. “Your Song” charted in the top 10 in the United States and the United Kingdom when it was released on October 26th, 1970.

Elton John remains an active artist to this day with his most recent album having been released in 2016, Wonderful Crazy Night.

Genre

Rock, pop rock, glam rock, soft rock

Labels

Philips
CngressDJM
Uni
Paramount
MCA
Geffen
Rocket
Island
Mercury
Island Def Jam

Artist Website Link: https://www.eltonjohn.com/

Discography

Studio Albums:

Empty Sky (1969)
Elton John (1970)
Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
Madman Across the Water (1971)
Honky Château (1972)
Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player (1973)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
Caribou (1974)
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Rock of the Westies (1975)
Blue Moves (1976)
A Single Man (1978)
Victim of Love (1979)
21 at 33 (1980)
The Fox (1981)
Jump Up! (1982)
Too Low for Zero (1983)
Breaking Hearts (1984)
Ice on Fire (1985)
Leather Jackets (1986)
Reg Strikes Back (1988)
Sleeping with the Past (1989)
The One (1992)
Made in England (1995)
The Big Picture (1997)
Songs from the West Coast (2001)
Peachtree Road (2004)
The Captain & the Kid (2006)
The Diving Board (2013)
Wonderful Crazy Night (2016)

Collaboration Albums

Live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (1986)
Duets (1993)
The Union with Leon Russell (2010)
Good Morning to the Night with Pnau (2012)

MultiTrack

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (vocal only)

Your Song (vocal only)

Border Song (vocal only)

Levon (vocal only)

Tiny Dancer (vocal only)

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