Introducing Elton John

Elton John in 2008


Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English rock singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor.


"Elton John" album was released in April 1970. The second single "Your Song" made the US Top Ten.


The pop album Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player came out at the start of 1973, and produced the hits "Crocodile Rock" and "Daniel"; the former became his first US Billboard Hot 100 number one hit.


Goodbye Yellow Brick Road gained instant critical acclaim. It also temporarily established Elton John as a glam rock star. It contained the number 1 hit "Bennie and the Jets", along with the popular and praised "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", "Candle in the Wind", "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting", "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" and "Grey Seal".


His biggest success in 1976 was "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", a duet with Kiki Dee.


In November 1977 Elton John announced he was retiring from performing.


He was able to return to the charts with the 1983 hit album Too Low for Zero, which included "I'm Still Standing" and "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues". He placed hits in the US Top Ten throughout the 1980s – "Little Jeannie", "Sad Songs (Say So Much)" , "Nikita" , a live orchestral version of "Candle in the Wind", and "I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That" .


In his four-decade career the singer has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time (...)


Source of the introducing: WIKIPEDIA.


Some Elton John songs may be found from this page.