Winston O'Boogie". Inhe covered The Who 's "Pinball Wizard", for the film Tommy ; in the film, he is shown performing the song while playing a pinball machine integrated with a miniature piano keyboard. To datethis is the only cover of a Who song to break the top His hit "Song for Guy" was a tribute to Guy Burchett, Rocket Records messenger who was killed in a motorcycle accident.
His song "Empty Garden" is a tribute to John Lennon. He has recorded duets with many other artists. His song "Act of War" was a duet with Millie Jackson. They had previously performed the song together at Live Aid Induring one of his concerts at Madison Square Garden, John Lennon joined him on stage to perform three songs. This proved to be Lennon's last on-stage performance. He started wearing glasses to copy one of his idols, Buddy Holly. After a while, his eyes adjusted to the lenses and he's worn glasses ever since.
His longtime collaborator is lyricist Bernie Taupin. He has teamed up with lyricist Tim Rice on four projects. His mother then married Fred Farebrother, whom Elton affectionately dubbed "Derf.
He covered the Kiki Dee song "Sugar on the Floor". On 17 Januaryhe performed a cover of the Queen song "The Show Must Go On" at the Theatre National de Chaillot in Paris, for the gala opening night of "Le Presbytere n'a rien perdu de son charme ni le jardin de son eclat", a moving work inspired by the premature deaths of Freddie Mercury and the company's principal dancer Jorge Donn.
This version appears on Queen s third greatest hits compilation. He gave his friend Rod Stewart the nickname "Phyllis". The evening celebrated Sting's contribution to popular music, honored his charitable work with Amnesty International and the Rainforest Foundation. Other stars in attendance included Kylie Minogue and Dido. A Woman Named America - Vacuum - Greatest Hits (CD) stated once in the s that if he ever had a daughter, he would name her "Umbrella".
He auditioned for the A Woman Named America - Vacuum - Greatest Hits (CD) vocalist spot in the band King Crimson but was turned down. Unfortunately, he was turned down. In Julyhe had a pacemaker fitted to correct an irregular heartbeat following an episode of angina on an airplane.
In Januaryhe underwent laser surgery to remove nodules from his vocal chords in Australia. This followed a televised concert with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in which his voice sounded noticeably rough. Inhe admitted this problem had been caused by smoking too many drugs, including marijuana.
Inhe declared that "Songs from the West Coast" would be his final studio album, and thereafter he would concentrate on just live performances. Inhowever, he released a new album, "Peachtree Road", which despite some favorable reviews flopped in every country it was released in. It happened when he was engaged to a woman and he was so severely conflicted with that commitment and his closeted homosexuality that he contemplated suicide.
Fortunately, he mentioned this to his friend, singer Long John Baldry, and he successfully persuaded Elton to break off the engagement and focus on his music instead. As such, Elton John found considerable success and personal fulfillment and expressed his deep appreciation to Baldry for caring by explicitly conveying his thanks by addressing Baldry in the song by his nickname, Sugar Bear.
He registered his civil partnership with long-term partner David Furnish at Windsor Town Hall on December 21,the first day that civil unions between homosexuals were legal in England and Wales. In Decemberthey upgraded their relationship to a marriage following the legalization of homosexual marriage earlier in the year.
Inhe was the winner of the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution. Having previously won the award inhe became the first person to win the award twice as a solo artist, a record which still stands in Inhe was presented along with musical partner Bernie Taupin with the Music Industry Trusts' Award for his outstanding contribution to the British music industry.
He was estimated in to have sold million albums during his career. In the Independent of Sunday Pink List - a list of the most influential gay men and women - he came No, A Woman Named America - Vacuum - Greatest Hits (CD). He sang a song with Tupac Shakur called "Ghetto Gospel". Inhe was the winner of the Q Classic Songwriter Award. He is one of the few artists such as Madonna and Kylie Minogue with 1 hits in both s, s and s.
He showed promise as a musician at an early age and started piano lessons at the age of four. He plays Yamaha concert grand pianos.
He names The Beatles as a major musical inspiration and became friends with all the members of the band. This also became his sixth No. He has had at least one charted Billboard hit every year from The identity of the mother is a secret. Listening to his third album "Tumbleweed Connection" inspired Hugh Padgham to become a record producer. He would go on to become one of the most successful and award-winning producers of the s and beyond, producing or co-producing many hits by The PoliceStingPhil Collins and Genesisamong others.
He was lifelong friends with George Harrison. The godmother of his sons Zachary and Elijah is Lady Gaga. He performed co-vocals on the song "The Rumour" by 'Olivia Newton-John', the title track from her album of the same name. In Aprilhe contracted a bacterial infection after his South American tour and canceled all of his Vegas performances through the next month due to the illness, which had forced him to be hospitalized.
He revealed to the Evening Standard in that he fell out with David Bowie in the s due to comments Bowie made about him to Rolling Stone magazine. They were never close again after that. Nevertheless, John paid tribute to Bowie as an artist following his death and performed a live version of "Space Oddity" during one of his concerts. The first concert that Staley attended was an Elton John gig when he was a child.
With lyrics by Bernie TaupinElton claims to have completed the song in 15 minutes. The collaborative process between Elton and longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin is unique in that Bernie writes the song lyrics alone, presents them to Elton who then proceeds to compose the music to the words alone.
They never collaborate in the same space. Elton's father Stanley had never in his life seen him perform. Honored by a set of 12 commemorative postage stamps issued by Royal Mail the British post office on 3 September Eight nondenominated, first class stamps feature the picture on the sleeve of one of his albums. Price on day of issue for each stamp was 70 pence. The four other stamps were issued on a single souvenir sheet and feature pictures from various concerts.
I haven't made a good album in a long while. Not since and Blue Moves. They've always been around, I'm not knocking the music perhaps, but it's like packets of cereal.
There are too many of them, too many of them are just mediocre. And I think it damages real people's chance, real talent, of getting airplay.
It's just fodder. There's so much you're expected to do and you follow a pattern. You make a record, you do a video. I like to break the rules a little bit more and I did in the s, I should try a little bit more now.
That's me off her Christmas card list. But do I give a toss? The thought behind it was fantastic, but Hyde Park is a charisma-free zone. There was no sense of occasion and from a musical point, I didn't think there were too many highlights. I was very pleased to be a part of it, but I didn't think it was anywhere near as good as the first one Live Aid How could it be? It was disappointing everywhere in the world, so I have to hold my hands up and accept that the songs just didn't connect.
I'm proud of "Peachtree", but, if I think about it logically, people may have ten or twelve Elton John albums in their collection already. Do they need another one? I had a hell of a time last year  and this is the end of it.
I haven't spoken to Madonna since. She's been in Kabbalah meetings ever since. I don't think I'll ever be forgiven for that one. I will keep my mouth shut now.
I love the Italian way of life, I love the food, I love the people, I love the attitudes of Italians. I married her while I knew that my truth was different. I find her a beautiful woman, she could have ruined me financially but she hasn't done that. That is what I call true friendship. I've always wanted to smash a guitar over someone's head. You just can't do that with a piano.
The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star. My voice has gotten deeper and it's all down to when I was living in Australia.
I could speak and only barely sing. Deep down I knew that something was chronically wrong with my voice. It was polyps. The first thing the doctor said to me, "You smoke a lot of dope, don't you? If you're a singer, the worse thing you can do is smoke dope. It's deeper, has more resonance and it's stronger. I used to be a piano player who sang and now I'm a singer who plays piano.
I just want to scream. It's a nightmare. Bush [ George W. Bush ] and this administration are the worst thing that's ever happened to America. I'm just as angry at Tony Blair. You lied to us, Tony. It was like - these idiots think they can get away with anything!
I voted for Tony. He's basically a nice guy. What happened? Is it because power does that thing to you, that you isolate yourself?
It enrages me that people can just smirk their way through it. I like Tony Blair a lot, I think he's a good man. One government all the time isn't great for a country. I think it's very hard to be in power for a long time, I think you lose touch. Every artist who makes it goes through a period where it seems they're invincible.
It just seems like they can't fail. And then suddenly everything levels off. I knew it when it started happening to me. I was really tired, I knew I was peaking.
I knew it was time for someone else to take over. You have to be realistic about these things. I want to bring my songs and melodies to hip-hop beats. It may be a disaster, it could be fantastic, but you don't A Woman Named America - Vacuum - Greatest Hits (CD) until you try.
I've dodged so many bullets. Not just because of unsafe sex, but because of the amount of drugs I did, the amount of alcohol, the amount of work I was doing. I think religion has always tried to turn hatred towards gay people. Religion promotes the hatred and spite against gays. But there are so many people I know who are gay and love their religion.
From my point of view I would ban religion completely. Organised religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate The world is near escalating to World War Three and where are the leaders of each religion?
Why aren't they having a conclave? Why aren't they coming together? Instead of more violence why isn't there a meeting of religious leaders? It's like the peace movement in the Sixties. Musicians got through to people by getting out there and doing peace concerts but we don't seem to do them any more.
If John Lennon were alive today he'd be leading it with a vengeance. They seem to do their protesting on-line and that's not good enough. You have to get out there and be seen to be vocal, and you've got to do it time and time again. There was a big march in London A Woman Named America - Vacuum - Greatest Hits (CD) Britain decided to join the war against Iraq and Tony Blair is on the record as saying 'the people who march today will have blood on their hands'.
That's returned to bite him on the ass. People come to me and I'm a bit like the Queen Mother. I never get those problems. I don't know what it is with me, people treat me very reverently. It was the same when Dave and I had our civil union - I was expecting the odd flour bomb and there wasn't.
Dave and I as a couple seem to be the acceptable face of gayness, and that's great. I'm going to fight for them whether I do it silently behind the scenes or so vocally that I get locked up. I can't just sit back - it's not in my nature any more. I'm nearly sixty years old after all. I can't sit back and blindly ignore it and I won't. I had pictures of Dusty all over my walls. I have no one to leave the money to.
I'm a single man. I like spending my money. Now you're lucky to find ten albums a year of that quality. And there are more albums released each week now than there were then. I am such a Luddite when it comes to making music. All I can do is write at the piano. Instead, they sit at home and make their own records, which is sometimes okay but it doesn't bode well for long-term artistic vision.
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