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Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1][2] (born 25 March 1947 as Reginald Kenneth Dwight; name change occurred in 1972) is an English singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. In his four-decade career, John has sold more than 250 million records,[3] making him one of the most successful artists of all time. His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" has sold over 37 million copies, becoming the best selling single of all time.[4] He has more than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 U.S. albums, 56 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, four No. 2 hits, and nine No. 1 hits. He has won five Grammy awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. His success has had a profound impact on popular music and has contributed to the continued popularity of the piano in rock and roll. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.[5] Some of the characteristics of John's musical talent and work include an ability to quickly craft melodies for the lyrics of songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, his former rich tenor (now baritone) voice, his classical and gospel-influenced piano, the sensitive orchestral arrangements of Paul Buckmaster among others, and the on-stage showmanship, especially evident during the 1970s.

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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 Exit Stage Left Bernie Taupin Leaves
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3 Don't Go Breaking My Heart Duet with one hit wonder Kiki Dee
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4 Got old Doesn't have the same zest as he used to
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5 Rush Limmbaugh's Wedding SELL OUT!!!
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6 Greatest Hits (after GYBR) The fame went to his head...
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7 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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1 I love Elton. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" is my favorite song and the (double!) album by the same name is my all-time favorite. -- Submitted By: (AllisonH) on November 18, 2017, 7:57 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 JoeBagODonuts mailed it. Every LGBT activist should take notes from him. If they acted more like him, and less tying to shove their beliefs down our throats, people WILL be much more tolerant of homosexuality and such. The guy has even befriended Eminem, and we see how much homophobia is in some of his songs. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on April 26, 2013, 10:23 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
3 I like how he breaks stupid boycotts and will perform anywhere, even in politically incorrect locations like Arizona and Israel. He says it's not about a state's politics, it's about the fans. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 24, 2013, 6:27 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 There is simply no questioning Elton John talent and skill. It's simply above reproach. However, when you talk about the very best of Elton John, you are talking about his first dozen or so albums. Today's version of whatever it is he's become is a mere shell of his former self. Any true Elton John fan knows that what we see today is Reginald Dwight doing a piss-poor imitation of Elton John. His voice is poor, he misses the inflection cues in his songs and most annoying of all is that each and every time he sings a moderately high note, high eyebrow glaringly raises as if it were desperately trying to reach his receding hairline. My hope is that he hangs up his piano keys and produces someone who is much, much younger but has the same natural, effortless talent that he had in the 70's and 80's. . . . -- Submitted By: (cleverfun3000) on April 22, 2013, 8:41 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I have total respect for what Elton has done as a musician and performer. However, his age and drug abuse has caught up with him. He's a shadow of what he used to be as a performer and still does hundreds of concerts a year. He has a talented band, but even they look exhausted from all the touring. The guy is a phenomenal musician, but take a couple years off man, recharge your batteries. -- Submitted By: (BBulaga75) on May 22, 2012, 6:23 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 I think Sir Elton is a musical genius of our time. If Mozart or Beethoven were alive today they would probably be touring and doing movie sountracks just Elton. Unless you've been in a coma for the last 30 years you know that Elton is gay. The rest of the gay movement could take a lesson from him. He doesn't ram his lifestyle down our throats and he even performed at Rush Limbaugh's wedding, raising the ire of the more activist gay extremists. Elton is a class act and of course he rocks. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on March 22, 2012, 11:24 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
7 "Burn Down the Mission" is my favourite E.J. song and one of his best ever. For some reason, this song rarely appears on compilations and did not even turn up on his box set To Be Continued. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on January 13, 2012, 11:04 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
8 I liked him at his best in the early-mid 70s, before he got into the costumes and very flamboyant. Back when he still played small joints in L.A. and NYC. His album track "Burn Down the Mission" is extremely underrated and one of his best songs of all time. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on January 12, 2012, 5:22 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
9 He had some good stuff in the 80s too like "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues," "Sad Songs," and "Empty Garden." He cut a lot of dreck too but overall he has never really boned. He still is a great performer. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on January 12, 2012, 2:36 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
10 He put out some decent songs during his Second Wind years (89-95), but i enjoy his Classic Rock years the best.. Rocket Man anyone? -- Submitted By: () on January 12, 2012, 10:35 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
11 Boned after "Don't go breaking my Heart". Elton was on top of the music world from 1973 to 1976, then literally disappeared off the charts for several years even though he continued to release albums. -- Submitted By: (John63btf) on January 11, 2012, 11:26 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
12 I'll answer that question: Because they enjoy what they do. If you are in a profession you love, how likely are you to just walk away from it when you turn 60 or 65? Should Clint Eastwood have retired at 65? How about Ronald Reagan? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 9, 2011, 1:23 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
13 Hifijohn, you could say that about pretty much every rock star over 60 these days. Most normal people with only a tiny fraction of the money retire at 65, why can't they? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 8, 2011, 7:16 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
14 I would say elton boned the fish in '74 with the caribou album.Half the album is strong while the other half is full of unlistenable thowaway songs.he should have retired decades ago and just disappeared from the public, everything hes doing now is just erasing all the things he did in his earlier career. -- Submitted By: (hifijohn) on June 8, 2011, 2:20 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
15 This one is easy: January 1978, when he began recording the songs that would become his 12th album A Single Man. It was a terrible album, and it signalled a permanent divorce from the style that had made him famous. I'm told he's made a few good albums since then, and he's certainly acquired a whole new fan base, but I have heard no individual song of his since '78 that made any impression on me (aside from making me want to gag). The guy's personal life and activism never bothered me, though; he seems to have an honorable soul, which is all I should care about. And I respect his willingness to buck his fellow leftwing artists by playing in Israel last year. (Hell, I don't even care that he performed at Rush Limbaugh's wedding; the million bucks he received for it went to a good cause.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 15, 2011, 3:24 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote

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