Biografia Elton John

Biografia Elton John
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You're Never Too Old To Love Somebody - Elton John - Tour 2010 - Live in Green Bay - 17.04.2010.mp3


You're Never Too Old To Love Somebody - Elton John - Tour 2010 - Live in Green Bay - 17.04.2010.mp3


Elton John returning for Malta concert

Elton John is honouring his promise to visit Malta again, returning for a concert on September 26.
Organised by NNG Promotions, the concert will see the return of one of the music icons of the last 40 years. The British singer has sold more than 250 million albums, and produced classic songs like Daniel, Your Song and Candle in the Wind.
Knighted in 1998, Sir Elton has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. He has won five Grammy awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award.
He had played a memorable solo concert at the granaries in Floriana in 2003, during which he had promised to return in future. For the Malta concert he will be accompanied by Ray Cooper, who has performed with some of the world's finest artists.
Ticket details will be announced in the coming days.

Article published April 25, 2010
From the ‘70s to today, Elton John can always say ‘I'm Still Standing'

April 25, 2010
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Clockwise from top left: Elton John in Toledo in 1993; Elton today; in 1976; in 1986, and at a1983 concert, wearing a straw hat and glasses of 22-carat gold with diamonds.

In the course of a four-decades-plus career, Sir Elton John has made the piano cool, Disney soundtracks adult-friendly, and sunglasses a fashion necessity for rock stars.

John has been lauded for his musicianship, vilified for his offstage diva behavior, championed for his charity work, and knighted for all of the above. He even shares a strange connection with William Shatner, whose bizarre performance of John's "Rocket Man" during a television appearance has become a video viral favorite.

Elton John performs at 8 tonight at the Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave. in downtown Toledo. The concert is sold out.

Summing up the brilliant, mercurial, self-destructive, and ultimately redemptive Captain Fantastic in a word is daunting — how does one discuss the infamous Donald Duck costume John once donned for performances in the same paragraph as the somber piano ballad of "Talking Old Soldiers" from 1971's "Tumbleweed Connection"?

But if pressed for such a simple summation, "relevant" comes to mind.
Elton John
• When: Sunday at 8 p.m. on the dot; show will end at 10:40 p.m., with no intermission
• Where: Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave. in downtown Toledo
• Tickets: Sold out
John, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, is a master at remaining current, musically morphing into the radio trends of the day. His career has evolved from 1970s rocker to 1980s pop star to 1990s Disney voice to 2000s musical legend — one with the clout to do whatever he wants, no questions asked.

John, who turned 63 last month, survived disco, '80s synth, grunge, and all the other musical fads that have wreaked havoc on many other industry veterans. In that time he has cranked out a radio-friendly playlist that is by no means limited to "Tiny Dancer," "Bennie and the Jets," "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," "Crocodile Rock," "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues," "I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That," and "Circle of Life."

Perhaps the biggest testament to John's longevity can be measured in the way fans connect with him.

Talk to someone who discovered John in the 1970s, and he or she is likely to suggest the double album "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" as a personal favorite. But another fan who grew up watching Elton on MTV in the early 1980s might prefer "Too Low For Zero."

In the 1990s, John was introduced to the 10-and- younger crowd with the soundtrack for The Lion King. By the 2000s, however, John might be better known for his stage work: a long-running show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, his concerts with Billy Joel, his one-time Grammy performance with Eminem on "Stan," and more recently, his piano-duet with Lady Gaga on "Speechless" and "Your Song."

He's also had success on Broadway, including a production of Billy Elliott the Musical for which he wrote the music.

How many classic rock performers could pull that off, and pull it off so well?

As with any artist with years of experience, John has known his share of triumphs and setbacks, professionally and personally — often one leading to the other.

But through it all, he's remained relevant, a performer permanently appearing on our popular culture radar, if only because we're kept wondering what he might do next.

As John once sang, "I'm still standing." Few in rock and roll have done it better or longer than he.

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