John, Elton Biography

biography of John, Elton

Dwight, Reginald Kenneth
Sharon (given to him by Rod Stewart)
25 March 1947, Pinner, Harrow, Middlesex, England, UK [now Pinner, Harrow, Greater London, England, UK]
172 cm
Sir Elton John is one of pop music's great survivors. Born 25 March, 1947, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he started to play the piano at the early age of four. At the age of 11, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. His first band was called Bluesology. He later auditioned (unsuccessfully) as lead singer for the progressive rock bands 'King Crimson' (qv) and Gentle Giant. Dwight teamed up with lyricist 'Bernie Taupin' (qv) and changed his name to Elton John (merging the names of saxophonist 'Elton Dean' (qv) and 'Long John Baldry' (qv)). The duo wrote songs for 'Lulu (I)' (qv) and 'Roger Cook (II)' (qv). In the early 1970s, he recorded the concept album "Tumbleweed Connection." He became the most successful pop artist of the 1970s, and he has survived many different pop fads including punk, the New Romantics and Britpop to remain one of Britain's most internationally acclaimed musicians. Elton John announced he was a bisexual in 1976, and in 1984, he married Renate Blauel. The marriage lasted four years before he finally came to terms with the fact that he was actually homosexual. In the 1970s and 1980s, he suffered from drug and alcohol addiction and bulimia but came through it. He is well known as a campaigner for AIDS research and he keeps his finger on the pulse of modern music, enjoying artists such as 'Eminem' (qv), 'Radiohead' (qv), 'Coldplay' (qv) and 'Robbie Williams (I)' (qv). He was knighted in 1997.

-   'Renate Blauel' (14 February 1984 - 18 November 1988) (divorced)

-   'David Furnish' (qv) (21 December 2005 - present); 1 child

-   Outrageous costumes and spectacles

-   Earring on right ear

-   Rich Falsetto Voice

-   Gap between His teeth

-   Red Hair

-   1979: He was the first Western rock star to perform in Israel and the USSR.

-   He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1996 and awarded Knighthood of the British Empire in the 1998 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to music and fund-raising for AIDS charities.

-   Grammy award winning singer.

-   9/5/97: Performed a new version of "Candle in the Wind", in tribute to 'Princess Diana' (qv) at her funeral, with new lyrics specially written by 'Bernie Taupin' (qv).

-   Changed his name legally to Elton Hercules John. He chose the middle name "Hercules" not after the hero of mythology, but after the horse named Hercules on the British sitcom _"Steptoe and Son" (1962)_ (qv).

-   1995: Awarded the Polar Music Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music Award.

-   1992: Decided that all profits from his singles would be donated to AIDS charities and formed the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The foundation has become one of the world's largest nonprofit AIDS organizations.

-   At age 11, entered the Royal Academy of Music, but quit just before graduation to pursue a rock career.

-   He was twice a former Chairman of Watford Football Club.

-   1994: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

-   He was a friend of the late rock singer 'Freddie Mercury' (qv) and performed at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert.

-   Reformed drug addict, alcoholic and bulimic.

-   Christmas hits: "Step into Christmas" (1973) and "Cold as Christmas (In the Middle of the Year)" (1983).

-   'Dusty Springfield' (qv) sang backing vocals on his song "The Bitch is Back".

-   Covered the 'The Beatles' (qv)' "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" in 1974, for the film _All This and World War II (1976)_ (qv). 'John Lennon (I)' (qv) is featured in this recording, credited as "Dr. Winston O'Boogie".

-   His song "Philadelphia Freedom" was a tribute to tennis star 'Billie Jean King' (qv).

-   1976: Covered 'The Who' (qv)'s "Pinball Wizard", for the film _Tommy (1975)_ (qv); in the film, he is shown performing the song while playing a pinball machine integrated with a miniature piano keyboard. To date (2010), this is the only cover of a Who song to break the top 10. As a tongue-in-cheek "revenge", on the 1991 Elton John/Bernie Taupin tribute album "Two Rooms", The Who contributed a cover of the song "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", performed as if it were a Who composition.

-   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 (I)' (qv).

-   'Stevie Wonder' (qv) played harmonica on his song "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues".

-   His song "Act of War" was a duet with 'Millie Jackson' (qv).

-   Sang a duet with 'Cliff Richard' (qv) called "Slow Rivers".

-   Duet with 'Jennifer Rush (I)' (qv): "Flames of Paradise".

-   Duet with 'Aretha Franklin' (qv): "Through the Storm".

-   Duet with 'Eric Clapton' (qv): "Runaway Train".

-   1991: Had a UK #1 with his live duet with 'George Michael (II)' (qv), "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me".

-   Has played the piano since he was four years old.

-   1974: During one of his concerts at Madison Square Garden, 'John Lennon (I)' (qv) joined him on stage to perform three songs. This was part of a bet that if Lennon's song "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" went to #1, he would join Elton on stage. This proved to be Lennon's last on-stage performance.

-   Is the Godfather of 'John Lennon (I)' (qv)'s son, 'Sean Lennon' (qv), 'Elizabeth Hurley (I)' (qv)'s son Damian and 'David Beckham (I)' (qv) and 'Victoria Beckham' (qv)'s sons Brooklyn and Romeo.

-   Often parodied on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) by 'Horatio Sanz' (qv).

-   Started wearing glasses to copy one of his idols, 'Buddy Holly' (qv). After a while, his eyes adjusted to the lenses and he's worn glasses ever since.

-   His partner, filmmaker 'David Furnish' (qv), made the documentary about Elton, _Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras (1997) (TV)_ (qv).

-   Long-time collaborator, lyricist 'Bernie Taupin' (qv).

-   He has teamed up with lyricist 'Tim Rice (I)' (qv) on four projects. The songs for the films _The Lion King (1994)_ (qv), _The Road to El Dorado (2000)_ (qv) and the Broadway stage productions of "The Lion King" and "Aida".

-   Duets he sang with 'Kiki Dee' (qv) are "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and "True Love".

-   Is a co-owner of the chic Sunset Strip restaurant Le Dome in Hollywood.

-   Sang with 'Dionne Warwick' (qv), 'Stevie Wonder' (qv) and 'Gladys Knight' (qv) on the song "That's What Friends Are For".

-   1994: Re-recorded his 1976 hit "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", this time as a duet with 'RuPaul' (qv).

-   The song "You Can Make History (Young Again)" was a tribute to fashion designer 'Gianni Versace' (qv).

-   Sang the duet "Donner Pour Donner" in French with singer 'France Gall' (qv).

-   His parents, Sheila and Stanley Dwight, divorced when he was young. His mother then married Fred Farebrother, whom Elton affectionately dubbed 'Derf.'

-   Covered the 'Kiki Dee' (qv) song "Sugar on the Floor".

-   Covered the 'Queen (I)' (qv) song "The Show Must Go On".

-   Covered the 'John Lennon (I)' (qv) song "Give Peace a Chance" on his four-CD boxed set "To Be Continued...".

-   Gave friend 'Rod Stewart (I)' (qv) the nickname "Phyllis".

-   Likes Indian food.

-   Duet with 'Luciano Pavarotti' (qv): "Live Like Horses".

-   2/6/04: Attended the special dinner at Sony Studios in Los Angeles to honor singer and activist 'Sting (I)' (qv) as MusiCares 2004's Person of the Year. 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' (qv) and 'Dido (I)' (qv).

-   Enjoys tennis.

-   His song "On Dark Street" features back-up vocals by 'Kiki Dee' (qv).

-   His song "All the Young Girls Love Alice" is a tribute to 'Alice Cooper (I)' (qv).

-   Stated once in the 1970s that if he ever had a daughter, he would name her "Umbrella".

-   Auditioned for the lead vocalist spot in the band 'King Crimson' (qv) but was turned down.

-   When 'Steve Winwood' (qv) left the 'Spencer Davis Group' (qv) to form 'Traffic (I)' (qv), he auditioned to take Winwood's place. Unfortunately, he was turned down.

-   2000: Nominated for a 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award (1999 season) for Best New Musical for "The Lion King" at the Lyceum Theatre.

-   2004: Recipient of the Kennedy Center Honours, along with 'Joan Sutherland (I)' (qv), 'John Williams (I)' (qv), 'Warren Beatty (I)' (qv), 'Ossie Davis' (qv) and 'Ruby Dee (I)' (qv).

-   Has epilepsy.

-   7/99: Had a pacemaker fitted to correct an irregular heartbeat following an episode of angina on an airplane.

-   1/87: 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. In 2004 he admitted this problem had been caused by smoking too many drugs, including marijuana.

-   2001: Declared that "Songs from the West Coast" would be his final studio album, and thereafter he would concentrate on just live performances. In 2004, however, he released a new album, "Peachtree Road", which despite some favorable reviews flopped in every country it was released in.

-   1976 song "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" was about his real life suicide attempt.

-   He is a close friend of 'David Beckham (I)' (qv), 'Billy Connolly (I)' (qv) and 'Billy Joel' (qv).

-   He was voted the 49th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.

-   Sang a duet with 'Luciano Pavarotti' (qv) called "Live Like Horses".

-   Covered the 'John Lennon (I)' (qv) song "Give Peace a Chance" on his four-CD boxed set "To Be Continued...".

-   1/17/97: Covered the 'Queen (I)' (qv) 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' (qv) and the company's principal dancer 'Jorge Donn' (qv).

-   1991: Had a UK #1 hit with his live duet with 'George Michael (II)' (qv), "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me".

-   Came up with the name Elton John from Soft Machine saxophone player 'Elton Dean' (qv) and 'Long John Baldry' (qv).

-   One of his all-time favorite singers is Country Music Hall-Of-Fame legend "Gentleman" 'Jim Reeves (I)' (qv) (1923-1964). Reportedly he once considered recording Reeves' mega-hit (on both Pop and Country Charts) "He'll Have To Go" (1960), but decided he couldn't possibly top Reeves' version.

-   Registered his civil partnership with long-term partner 'David Furnish' (qv) at Windsor Town Hall on December 21, 2005, the first day that civil unions were legal in England and Wales. The ceremony was performed by Registrar Clair Williams, who also presided over the union between 'Prince Charles' (qv) and 'Camilla Parker-Bowles' (qv).

-   1991: Winner of the Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist.

-   1986: Winner of the British Phonographic Industry award for Outstanding Contribution.

-   2002: Presented (along with musical partner 'Bernie Taupin' (qv)) with the Music Industry Trusts' Award for his outstanding contribution to the British music industry.

-   As of March 2006, he has 10 godchildren.

-   Estimated in 2006 to have sold 250 million albums during his career.

-   In the Independent of Sunday 2006 Pink List - a list of the most influential gay men and women - he came no. 2, down from no. 1.

-   1995: Winner of the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution. Having previously won the award in 1986, he became the first person to win the award twice as a solo artist, a record which still stands in 2008.

-   His 1994 album "The Lion King" sold 15 million copies in the United States.

-   Sang a song with 'Tupac Shakur' (qv) called "Ghetto Gospel".

-   Helped compose the single 'I Don't Like Dancin' with The Scissor Sisters.

-   2004: Winner of the Q Classic Songwriter Award.

-   Is one of the few artists such as 'Madonna' (qv) and 'Kylie Minogue' (qv) with #1 hits in both '80s, '90s and '00s.

-   Started piano lessons at age four, and showed promise as a musician at an early age.

-   Sang in his first and only concert in Puerto Rico in the Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot on April 28th 2007.

-   1992: Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

-   Plays Yamaha concert grand pianos. Yamaha have also produced the Elton John Limited Edition Signature Series Red Piano, based on his Vegas show, The Red Piano.

-   Names 'The Beatles' (qv) as a major musical inspiration and became friends with all the members of the band.

-   Ranked #17 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.

-   In 2007, Forbes Magazine reported his earnings to be approximately $53 million for the year.

-   Raised $2.5m for 'Hillary Rodham Clinton' (qv)'s US presidential campaign with a concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

-   He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

-   Won Broadway's Tony Award for Best Musical "Billy Elliot" for which he composed the music and 'Lee Hall (I)' (qv) wrote the Book and Lyrics.

-   Won a Tony for Original Musical Score in 2000 alongside 'Tim Rice (I)' (qv) for their work on "Aida". He was also nominated in the same category in 1998 for the musical version of _The Lion King (1994)_ (qv) (alongside 'Tim Rice (I)' (qv), Lebo M, 'Mark Mancina' (qv), 'Jay Rifkin' (qv), 'Julie Taymor' (qv) and 'Hans Zimmer' (qv)) and in 2009 for the musical version of _Billy Elliot (2000)_ (qv) alongside 'Lee Hall (I)' (qv).

-   Collaborated with Kiki Dee at Cherokee Studios for a duet "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" in 1976. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" was also his first No. 1 single in the UK, topping the chart for six weeks in mid 1976. It also became his sixth No. 1 single in the US, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks.

-   (2009) The Sunday Times List estimated his net worth at $287 million.

-   He has had at least one charted Billboard hit every year from 1970-2009.

-   Lives in London, United Kingdom, Nice, France and Atlanta, Georgia.

-   (May 10, 2010) Merited a position in Time magazine's - The 100 Most Influential People in the World ("Artists" category) - with an homage penned by 'Stephen Daldry' (qv).

-   His son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, with partner 'David Furnish' (qv), was born via surrogate on 25 December 2010.

-   A guest at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert.

-   Elton and his partner David Furnish welcomed their second son Elijah Joseph Daniel on Friday January 11, 2013.

-   (????) Music video: Played keyboards in 'T-Rex (I)' (qv) video "Bang A Gong (Get It On)"

-   Holds the record for most consecutive years with at least one Top-40 hit song per year, with 30 (1970 - 2000).

-   (2001) Print ad: American Dairy Farmers and Milk Processors ("Got Milk?").

-   (2001) TV commercial: Royal Mail

-   (4/16/02) Special guest performer at the opening of the Chapel St Virgin Megastore in Melbourne, Australia.

-   (2002) Album: "I Want Love"

-   (2002) Album: "Songs from the West Coast"

-   (1973) Album: "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" (MCA)

-   (1974) Album: "Caribou" (MCA)

-   (1974) Album: "Elton John--Greatest Hits" (MCA)

-   (1975) Album: "Empty Sky" (MCA)

-   (1975) Album: "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" (MCA)

-   (1975) Album: "Rock of the Westies" (MCA)

-   (1972) Had a #1 song, "Crocodile Rock" (MCA)

-   (1974) Had #1 songs, "Benny and the Jets" (MCA), "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (MCA)

-   (1975) Had #1 songs, "Philadelphia Freedom" (MCA), "Island Girl" (MCA)

-   (1973) Album: "Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player" (MCA)

-   (1972 Album: "Honky Chateau" (Uni)

-   (1971) Album: "Friends" (Paramount)

-   (1971) Album: "11-17-70" (Uni)

-   (1971) Album: "Madman Across the Water" (Uni)

-   (1971) Album: "Tumbleweed Connection" (Uni)

-   (1970) Album: "Elton John" (Uni)

-   (????) Music video: Appeared in 'George Harrison (I)' (qv)'s video "When We Was Fab"

-   (1994) Album: "The Lion King"

-   (1975) Album: "Blue Moves"

-   (2004) Album: "Peachtree Road"

-   (1992) TV commercial: Diet Coke, with archival footage of 'Louis Armstrong (I)' (qv) and 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv).

-   (2005) Stage: Wrote the music for "Billy Elliot the Musical".

-   (2012) TV commercial: Pepsi-Cola.

-   Elizabeth J. Rosenthal. _His Song: The Musical Journey of Elton John._ New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2001. ISBN 0823088936

-   George Zanderbergen. _Made for Music: Elton John, Stevie Wonder, John Denver._ 1976.

-   'Philip Norman (I)' (qv). _Elton John._

-   I haven't made a good album in a long while. Not since 1976 and Blue Moves.

-   If there is a better singer in England than 'Craig David' (qv), then I am 'Margaret Thatcher (I)' (qv).

-   [After being asked about his sexuality in the 1970s]: I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the line at goats, though.

-   Nowadays, record companies want the quick buck from the 'Backstreet Boys' (qv), 'Britney Spears' (qv), 'S Club 7' (qv), Steps. 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 1970s, I should try a little bit more now.

-   [About 'Madonna' (qv)]: Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay £75 to see them should be shot. That's me off her Christmas card list. But do I give a toss? No.

-   [After breaking his fingernails by playing so hard]: If I had one finger left, I'd play for you.

-   [About _Live 8 (2005) (TV)_ (qv)]: I thought it was a bit of an anti-climax, to be honest. 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. How could it be?

-   [on his unsuccessful 2004 studio album, "Peachtree Road"]: It is probably one of my lowest-selling albums of all time. 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 [2004] and this is the end of it. I haven't spoken to 'Madonna' (qv) since. She's been in Kabbalah meetings ever since. I don't think I'll ever be forgiven for that one. Then I had the 'George Michael (II)' (qv)-thing and the 'Victoria Beckham' (qv)-thing. I will keep my mouth shut now.

-   [on performing at the Colosseum in 2005]: I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life, I love the food, I love the people, I love the attitudes of Italians.

-   [About his marriage to Renate Blauel]: I regret it to this day because I was not honest with Renate. 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?" I gasped and said, "How do you know?" The doctor said, "I can tell by the way you're talking. If you're a singer, the worse thing you can do is smoke dope." We did the operation in Australia and it lowered the timbre of my voice. 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.

-   [November 2004] I've never lived in a time so vexing. I just want to scream. It's a nightmare. Bush ['George W. Bush' (qv)] and this administration are the worst thing that's ever happened to America. I'm just as angry at 'Tony Blair (I)' (qv). 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.

-   If I was to say what I am, I'd be a Labour man. I like 'Tony Blair (I)' (qv) a lot, I think he's a good man. And in America I'd definitely be a Democrat; I'd never be a Republican. 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. If Cameron ['David Cameron (IX)' (qv)] can bring a strong opposition to the Labour Party, then I think it's healthy and I'm all for it.

-   Every artist who makes it goes through a period where it seems they're invincible. We've seen it with 'Phil Collins (I)' (qv), 'Bruce Springsteen' (qv), 'Madonna' (qv) and 'Prince (I)' (qv). 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 know 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 started the Elton John AIDS Foundation because I got so lucky.

-   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? I said this after 9/11 and people thought I was nuts. 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 (I)' (qv) 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 when Britain decided to join the war against Iraq and 'Tony Blair (I)' (qv) 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.

-   [about 'Dusty Springfield' (qv)] Hers was the first fan club I belonged to. 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.

-   [after it was revealed he had spent £293,000 on flowers in less than two years] Yes, I like flowers.

-   [in 2007] In the early '70s there were at least ten albums released every week that were fantastic. 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.

-   [in 2007] The Internet has stopped people from going out and being with each other, creating stuff. Instead, they sit at home and make their own records, which is sometimes OK but it doesn't bode well for long-term artistic vision. It's just a means to an end. We're talking about things that are going to change the world and change the way people listen to music and that's not going to happen with people blogging on the Internet. I mean, get out there - communicate. Hopefully the next movement in music will tear down the Internet. Let's get out in the streets and march and protest instead of sitting at home and blogging. I do think it would be an incredible experiment to shut down the whole Internet for five years and see what sort of art is produced over that span. There's too much technology available. I'm sure, as far as music goes, it would be much more interesting than it is today.

-   I didn't have sex until I was 23 and that was with a man. I made up for lost time after that in a hurry. I wish I could have had sex when I was, like, 14, 15 or 16 because that's such an exciting age to have sex.

-   There's a lot of 'Liberace (I)' (qv) in me and as a gay artist as such, but I am an openly gay man. A lot of my audience is the same kind of audience that 'Liberace (I)' (qv) would have had and they didn't seem to give a shit. I think that's so great.

-   There is no-one more qualified to lead America. I'm amazed by the misogynistic attitudes of some of the people in this country, and I say to hell with them. I love you Hillary, I'll be there for you. (On 'Hillary Rodham Clinton' (qv))

-   Some people don't get hyped enough, people like 'David Ackles' (qv), who could well be hyped as much as I've been. But once you're successful, they're going to try to get as much hype going as possible.

-   _"The X Factor" (2004)_ (qv) is a cruise ship show. I've got nothing against the people who go on - good luck to them. But I hate how they're treated. They're given an awful sense of stardom and pressure straight away but they're only successful until the next series. The record companies sell a lot of records and those people are gone. It's cruel. 'Will Young' (qv) is the best thing that's ever come out of those shows. He has proved himself. But it's no way to find talent. I want to hear new songwriters, people who are creating their own stuff, not just singing my songs every week.

-   I tried to commit suicide one day. It was a very Woody Allen-type suicide. I turned on the gas and left all the windows open.

-   An overview of my career is usually ... glasses ... homosexuality ... Watford Football Club ... tantrums ... flowers. But the music was pretty phenomenal, y'know.

-   Fame attracts lunatics. 'Princess Diana' (qv), 'Gianni Versace' (qv), 'John Lennon (I)' (qv), 'Michael Jackson (I)' (qv), all dead. Two of them shot outside their houses. None of this would have happened if they hadn't been famous. I never had a bodyguard, ever, until Gianni died.

-   Look, I'm 63, I don't want to be on VH1 or MTV. I'm not going to compete with JLS or 'Lady Gaga' (qv). I'm at that stage where I don't think I can write pop music any more. I can't sit down and do a proper rock song. It was OK when I was 25 or 26, but not any more. I like to do my little side projects like 'Scissor Sisters' (qv) and have fun, but I don't think 'Elton John' (qv) will be putting any pop singles out.

-   They influenced me just from the songwriting point of view. Lennon ('John Lennon (I)' (qv)) and McCartney ('Paul McCartney' (qv)) - there's no question of it, no one will ever equal the quality of the songs they wrote. Forget Rodgers ('Richard Rodgers (I)' (qv)) and Hammerstein ('Oscar Hammerstein (II)'), people will probably say 'Well, come on', but for the amount of songs they wrote, those two people were the finest songwriters of this century by far. (On 'The Beatles' (qv))

-   Everyone makes all the money off _"The X Factor" (2004)_ (qv) and sells the records but it's the cart before the horse. What's the psychological damage going to be when you've humped and dumped them, and the next one comes along? They're a bit like products, to be honest with you. They're products, and the record comes out at Christmas, and it's always No.1, and then what happens next year? Why aren't they touring? Who's managing these people?

-   I've had the privilege to hear it as she played it to me last year. It's phenomenal and will be absolutely huge. You can't stop her - she's a freight train, she's a great writer and a great performer. (On "Born This Way" by 'Lady Gaga' (qv))

-   Bar none, Rod's the best singer I've heard in rock'n'roll. (On 'Rod Stewart (I)' (qv))

-   I'm so sad. This woman was the queen of disco and so much more. Her records sound as good today as they ever did. That she has never been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a total disgrace, especially when I see the second-rate talent that has been inducted. She is a great friend to me and to the Elton John AIDS Foundation and I will miss her greatly. (On 'Donna Summer' (qv))

-   By all rights, I shouldn't be here. I should be dead, six feet under, in a wooden box. I should have contracted HIV in the 1980s and died in the 1990s, just like 'Freddie Mercury' (qv), 'Rock Hudson' (qv) and many friends and loved ones. (In 2012)

-   [on 'Freddie Mercury' (qv)] One of my very closest friends, a man whom I loved dearly, and a man who was loved by millions of people around the world. Freddie told me he had AIDS soon after he was diagnosed in 1987. I was devastated. I'd seen what the disease had done to so many of my other friends. I knew exactly what it was going to do to Freddie. As did he. He knew death, agonizing death, was coming. But Freddie was incredibly courageous. He kept up appearances, he kept performing with 'Queen (I)' (qv), and he kept being the funny, outrageous, and profoundly generous person he had always been.

-   (On "How Deep Is Your Love" by 'The Bee Gees' (qv)) It's a great kick to see a song stay silent for a while and then a new generation of people pick up on it and think it's great. That happened with the 'Take That' (qv) cover and will happen to the Bee Gees again and again. They have written some of the greatest pop songs ever.

-   There was no question: I was going to change, or I was going to die. And I desperately wanted to change. I remember many days when I would sit alone in my room, drinking, using, binging, listening to 'Peter Gabriel' (qv) and 'Kate Bush' (qv) sing "Don't Give Up" over and over, weeping at the chorus. I was falling further down the rabbit hole with every gram of cocaine. But I couldn't - or, I should say, wouldn't - ask for help. Many people in my life suffered through my rage, my denial, my refusal to listen. I was an asshole and knew I had a problem.

-   _"South Park" (1997) {Chef Aid (#2.14)}_ (qv)

-   _"South Park" (1997) {The Return of Chef (#10.1)}_ (qv)

-   (February 2004) Along with long-time lyricist 'Bernie Taupin' (qv), he is currently working on the stage adaptation of 'Anne Rice (I)' (qv)'s novel, "The Vampire Lestat".

-   (February 2004) Is at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas performing 75 shows over the next three years. His show is called, "The Red Piano" and was directed and created by photographer 'David LaChapelle' (qv).

-   (April 2007) In Puerto Rico for his 1st concert there!!

-   (December 2007) Has just performed his Rocket Man solo tour in Launceston, Tasmania - Australia

-   "Saga Magazine" (UK), March 2011, pg. 42-46, by: Paul Sexton, "I don't want to become Britain's crustiest old man, but..."

-   "Parade" (USA), 13 February 2011, pg. 2, by: Walter Scott, "Walter Scott asks...Elton John"

-   "Radio Times" (UK), 23 October 2010, pg. 12 - 16, by: Andrew Duncan, "'I love getting older ... I'm not afraid of speaking my mind' In an astonishingly frank, exclusive interview for Radio Times, Elton John talks sexuality, drugs, politics, religion, tears and redemption"

-   "The Wall Street Journal" (USA), 7 November 2008, pg. W2, by: Kate Taylor, "Back to Broadway: The Rocker Talks About His Musical 'Billy Elliott' and Crying at the Movies"

-   "The Observer Music Monthly" (UK), 12 November 2006, by: Jake Sheers, "When Elton Met Jake"

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 5 November 2004, Vol. 1, Iss. 791, pg. 24-28, by: Dave Karger, ""The Rocket Man Blasts Off""

-   "Humo" (Belgium), 9 October 2001, Iss. 3188, pg. 184-187, by: Jon Wilde, "Het definitieve Elton John-interview (2)"

-   "Humo" (Belgium), 2 October 2001, Iss. 3187, pg. 182-187, by: Jon Wilde, "Het definitieve Elton John-interview (1)"

-   "Uncut" (UK), September 2001, Iss. 52

-   "Cinema" (Hungary), December 2000, Iss. 109, pg. 64, by: Scott Orlin, "A dalszerzés olyan, mint a jó szex"

-   "Premiere" (USA), September 1999, Vol. 13, Iss. 1, pg. 42, by: Sean M. Smith, "Musician and 'Muse'"

-   "Diário de Notícias" (Portugal), 21 September 1997, pg. 35, by: Wolfgang Hobel/Thomas Huetlin

-   "Playboy" (USA), January 1976, Vol. 23, Iss. 1, pg. 57-70, by: Eugenie Ross-Leming & David Standish, "Playboy Interview: Elton John"

-   "The Orange County Register" (USA), 13 November 2010, pg. News 2, by: staff, "Concert raises a few questions"

-   "Parade" (USA), 21 February 2010, pg. 4-5, by: Dotson Rader, "'I Have So Much More To Do'"

-   "Asbury Park Press" (USA), 3 January 2010, Vol. 131, Iss. 33, pg. A4, by: The Associated Press, "Elton John: I'm Helping Eminem Fight Drugs"

-   "The New York Times" (USA), 15 September 2009, Vol. 158, Iss. 54,799, pg. C2, by: Dave Itzkoff, "Elton John Is Too Old to Adopt in Ukraine"

-   "Minneapolis Star Tribune" (USA), 13 July 2009, by: Jon Bream, "Sir Elton and Other Hearing Aides"

-   "Toronto Star" (Canada), 27 May 2009, pg. GT.1, by: Daniel Dale, "Mystery mansion has town abuzz"

-   "The Daily Journal" (USA), 11 February 2009, by: Anonymous, "Billy Joel, Elton John to perform at Citizens Bank Park"

-   "Courier Post" (USA), 11 February 2009, by: Steve Wood, "Elton John, Billy Joel Team Up Again in Philly"

-   "Minneapolis Star Tribune" (USA), 14 January 2009, by: Chris Riemenschneider, "Piano Men Elton and Billy Return to Xcel"

-   "Contra Costa Times" (USA), 15 November 2008, by: Erin Carlson, "Elton John Celebrates 'Billy Elliot' on Broadway"

-   "Contra Costa Times" (USA), 23 September 2008, by: The Associated Press, "Elton John's 'J' Brooch for Sale in London"

-   "The Independent on Sunday" (UK), 12 November 2006, Iss. 872, pg. 29, by: Martin Hodgson, "Elton: "I'd ban religion completely""

-   "The Washington Post" (USA), 22 December 2005, Vol. 129, Iss. 17, pg. C1+C7, by: Mary Jordan, "Elton John, 'Single Man' No More: Pop Star and Partner Join in Civil Union"

-   "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution" (USA), 1 November 2005, Vol. 57, Iss. 305, pg. E2, by: Richard L. Eldredge, "Peach Buzz: Illness rumors give Elton's pals a scare"

-   "Antivirus" (Greece), June 2005, Iss. 13, pg. 14,15, by: Dimitris Konstantakos, "Prossopa"

-   "Classic Rock" (UK), 2005, Iss. 83, pg. 105, by: Johnny Dee, "Croc-rockin' treats: The 2 CD/DVD box set from the bespectacled showman."

-   "The Washington Post" (USA), 5 December 2004, Vol. 127, Iss. 366, pg. N1+N6, by: Glenn Frankel, "Elton John, Set to Feel the Love Tonight"

-   "The Independent" (UK), 9 October 2004, by: Philip Hoare, "Elton John: From rocket man to regal superstar"

-   "Télépro" (Belgium), 30 September 2004, Iss. 2639, pg. 9, "Elton John voit rouge"

-   "TV Guide" (USA), 21 December 2002, Vol. 50, Iss. 51, pg. 9, by: Paula Bernstein, "Going For A Song"

-   "Humo" (Belgium), 30 October 2001, Iss. 3191, pg. 196, by: (mc), "Toupet, refrein, toupet: Eltonton Tapis"

-   "Biography" (USA), February 1999, pg. 14-15, by: Alexander Wohl, "Biograph: Elton John"

-   "TV Guia" (Portugal), 1997, Iss. 975, pg. 114-115

-   "Playboy" (USA), June 1978, Vol. 25, Iss. 6, pg. 280, by: n/a, "Shake, Rattle and Roll"

-   "Hit Parader" (USA), April 1978, Iss. 165, pg. 29+40, by: Lisa Robinson, "Elton's Busy"

-   "Gallery" (USA), January 1973, Vol. 1, Iss. 3, pg. 101 + 153 + 158-159 + 170-171 + 182, by: J. Marks, "So you wanna be a rock'n'roll star"

-   "Metro" (Netherlands), 17 April 2008, "entertainment"

-   "Playboy" (USA), August 2001, Vol. 48, Iss. 8, pg. 168, by: Paul Natkin, "Grapevine: Good Vibrations"

-   "The Advocate" (USA), 30 January 2001, pg. 56-57, by: Malik Gaines, "Elton's high art"

-   "Playboy" (USA), February 1987, Vol. 34, Iss. 2, pg. 168, by: Ross Marino, "Grapevine: You Can Leave Your Hat On"

-   "Playboy" (USA), February 1977, Vol. 24, Iss. 2, pg. 138, by: staff, "The Year in Sex"

-   "Saga Magazine" (UK), March 2011

-   "Radio Times" (UK), 23 October 2010

-   "Parade" (USA), 21 February 2010

-   "Casino Player" (USA), June 2008, Vol. 20, Iss. 10

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 5 November 2004, Vol. 1, Iss. 791

-   "TV Weekeinde" (Netherlands), 29 September 2001, Iss. 40

-   "Uncut" (UK), September 2001, Iss. 52

-   "The Advocate" (USA), 15 August 2000

-   "Popcorn" (Greece), April 1999, Iss. 168

-   "English Pages" (Belgium), March 1989, Vol. 52, Iss. 4

-   "Pop & Rock" (Greece), January 1979, Iss. 11

-   "Veronica" (Netherlands), 5 August 1978, Iss. 32

-   "Time" (USA), 7 July 1975

-   "Veronica" (Netherlands), 2 February 1974, Iss. 5

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  3. I Am Divine (2013)
  4. Kids-R (2013)
  5. "Chelsea Lately" (2007) {(#7.19)}
  6. "Chelsea Lately" (2007) {(#7.20)}
  7. $ellebrity (2012)
  8. David Bowie & the Story of Ziggy Stardust (2012) (TV)
  9. Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon (2012) (TV)
  10. Finding Billy (2012)
  11. The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012) (TV)
  12. The Diamond Jubilee Concert (2012) (TV)
  13. The One and Only Des O'Connor (2012) (TV)
  14. Top of the Pops: The Story of 1977 (2012) (TV)
  15. "American Masters" (1985) {Inventing David Geffen}
  16. "Aspekte" (1965) {(2012-07-20)}
  17. "DAS!" (1991) {(2012-06-05)}
  18. "Good Morning America" (1975) {(2012-01-30)}
  19. "Telethon" (1968) {(2012-11-10)}
  20. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#20.97)}
  21. 2011 Soul Train Awards (2011) (TV)
  22. A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation (2011)
  23. MusiCares Tribute to Neil Young (2011) (TV)
  24. The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (2011) (TV)
  25. The 37th Annual People's Choice Awards (2011) (TV)
  26. The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2011/II) (TV)
  27. The Love We Make (2011) (TV)
  28. The Nation's Favourite Bee Gees Song (2011) (TV)
  29. The Royal Wedding (2011) (TV)
  30. The Union (2011)
  31. Troubadours (2011)
  32. "20/20" (1978) {(2011-04-22)}
  33. "A Current Affair" (1971) {(2011-12-20)}
  34. "American Masters" (1985) {Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & the Rise of the Singer-Songwriter (#25.2)}
  35. "Breakfast" (2000) {(2011-02-07)}
  36. "Daybreak" (2010) {(2011-02-02)}
  37. "Daybreak" (2010) {(2011-02-07)}
  38. "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (2009) {(#1.420)}
  39. "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993) {(#18.86)}
  40. "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993) {(#19.32)}
  41. "Made in Hollywood" (2005) {(#6.15)}
  42. "Nocturninos" (2008) {Edición Especial: La Máquina del Tiempo (#1.665)}
  43. "Saturday Night Live" (1975) {Elton John/Leon Russell (#36.18)}
  44. "The Marilyn Denis Show" (2011) {(#1.37)}
  45. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986) {Oprah's the Royal Wedding Pary}
  46. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#19.102)}
  47. "Today" (1952) {Today at the Royal Wedding}
  48. Elton John & Leon Russell Live from the Beacon Theatre (2010) (TV)
  49. Elton's Cafe (2010)
  50. NRJ 12 Grammys Awards 2010 (2010) (TV)
  51. Olive shou 2011 (2010) (TV)
  52. Take That: Look Back, Don't Stare (2010) (TV)
  53. The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards (2010) (TV)
  54. The Making of Elton John: Madman Across the Water (2010) (TV)
  55. "50 años de" (2009) {Pan y circo (remix) (#1.16)}
  56. "A polos 25" (2009) {(#1.21)}
  57. "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" (2002) {Idol Gives Back/Top Seven Results (#9.33)}
  58. "American Masters" (1985) {LennoNYC (#24.7)}
  59. "Biography" (1987) {Billy Joel}
  60. "Breakfast" (2000) {(2010-12-01)}
  61. "Entertainment Tonight" (1981) {(2010-03-05)}
  62. "Entertainment Tonight" (1981) {(2010-03-09)}
  63. "Gomorron" (1992) {(2010-10-02)}
  64. "Good Morning America" (1975) {(2010-10-19)}
  65. "Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews" (2008) {The Top 11 Tear Jerking Songs in an Animated Feature}
  66. "ITV Lunchtime News" (1988) {(2010-02-01)}
  67. "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" (1988) {(2010-11-24)}
  68. "Piers Morgan's Life Stories" (2009) {Sir Elton John (#4.7)}
  69. "The Jay Leno Show" (2009) {(#1.92)}
  70. "The ONE Show" (2006) {(2010-10-29)}
  71. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986) {(2010-04-16)}
  72. "The View" (1997) {(2010-03-11)}
  73. ...Sings The Beatles (2009) (TV)
  74. Brüno (2009)
  75. Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation (2009) (TV)
  76. Starsuckers (2009)
  77. The 63rd Annual Tony Awards (2009) (TV)
  78. Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)
  79. "50 años de" (2009) {Una periodista de a pie (#1.4)}
  80. "Banda sonora" (2007) {(#5.3)}
  81. "Fantástico" (1973) {(2009-01-11)}
  82. "Live from Studio Five" (2009) {(#1.1)}
  83. "Memòries de la tele" (2007) {(#3.30)}
  84. "Pop Galerie Reloaded" (2009) {Queen (#1.6)}
  85. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Diana Krall Interviewed by Elton John (#1.12)}
  86. "Ànima" (2009) {(#2.25)}
  87. "Pam: Girl on the Loose" (2008)
  88. Elton's New Year Party: Live from The O2 (2008) (TV)
  89. New Year's Eve with Carson Daly (2008) (TV)
  90. The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV)
  91. The National Television Awards 2008 (2008) (TV)
  92. "20 to 1" (2005) {Karaoke Classics (#6.2)}
  93. "60/90" (2008) {Los Picapiedra i Lady Di (#1.6)}
  94. "Banda sonora" (2007) {(#2.10)}
  95. "BBC Look North" (1968) {(2008-05-13)}
  96. "CBS News Sunday Morning" (1979) {(2008-11-09)}
  97. "Entertainment Tonight" (1981) {(2008-02-25)}
  98. "Entertainment Tonight" (1981) {(2008-02-26)}
  99. "Larry King Live" (1985) {Elton John}
  100. "Seitenblicke" (1987) {(2008-05-04)}
  101. "Shownieuws" (2003) {(2008-02-25)}
  102. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Sir Elton John (#1.1)}
  103. "The O'Reilly Factor" (1996) {(2008-02-14)}
  104. "The O'Reilly Factor" (1996) {(2008-04-10)}
  105. "The O'Reilly Factor" (1996) {(2008-09-04)}
  106. "The View" (1997) {(2008-11-11)}
  107. "Today" (1952) {(2008-10-20)}
  108. Comic Relief 2007: The Big One (2007) (TV)
  109. Concert for Diana (2007) (TV)
  110. Elton John: Me, Myself & I (2007) (TV)
  111. Happy Birthday Elton! From Madison Square Garden, New York (2007) (TV)
  112. Larry King Live: The Greatest Interviews (2007) (V)
  113. Michael Parkinson's Greatest Entertainers (2007) (TV)
  114. Movies Rock (2007) (TV)
  115. My Night at the Grammys (2007) (TV)
  116. "Al rojo vivo con María Celeste" (2002) {(2007-03-26)}
  117. "Biography" (1987) {Ozzy Osbourne}
  118. "Entertainment Tonight" (1981) {(2007-09-26)}
  119. "La tele de tu vida" (2007) {(#1.16)}
  120. "Loops!" (2005) {(2007-05-01)}
  121. "Memòries de la tele" (2007) {(#2.10)}
  122. "Sunrise" (2003) {(2007-07-22)}
  123. Freddie Mercury Himself (2006) (TV)
  124. From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: The Concert for New Orleans (2006) (V)
  125. Hooray for Broadway: A Springtime Celebration (2006) (TV)
  126. Joe Does the Oscars (2006) (TV)
  127. Rock Legends: Platinum Weird (2006) (TV)
  128. The Art of Football from A to Z (2006) (TV)
  129. The Queen (2006)
  130. Tony Bennett: An American Classic (2006) (TV)
  131. Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic (2006) (V)
  132. "20 to 1" (2005) {World's Best Love Songs (#3.9)}
  133. "Annually Retentive" (2006) {(#1.5)}
  134. "Bilderbuch Deutschland" (1996) {Oberhausen (2006)}
  135. "Corazón de..." (1997) {(2006-03-06)}
  136. "Doctor Who" (2005) {Love & Monsters (#2.10)}
  137. "Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (2003) {(2006-07-26)}
  138. "Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (2003) {(2006-09-19)}
  139. "Parkinson" (1971) {(2006-09-16)}
  140. "The Paul O'Grady Show" (2004) {(#4.32)}
  141. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#14.168)}
  142. "Weekend Sunrise" (2005) {(2006-12-03)}
  143. 39th Annual Country Music Association Awards (2005) (TV)
  144. 77th Annual Academy Awards - UK (2005) (TV)
  145. All I Want: A Portrait of Rufus Wainwright (2005) (TV)
  146. All We Are Saying (2005) (TV)
  147. Brit Awards 2005 (2005) (TV)
  148. Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 (2005) (TV)
  149. Elton John: The Red Piano (2005) (TV)
  150. Fashion Rocks (2005) (TV)
  151. George Michael: A Different Story (2005)
  152. Inside Elton's World (2005) (TV)
  153. Live 8 (2005) (TV)
  154. The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2005) (TV)
  155. The Most Shocking Celebrity Moments of 2004 (2005) (TV)
  156. The Real 'Billy Elliot' Diaries (2005) (V)
  157. Tommy and Quadrophenia Live: The Who (2005) (V)
  158. Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope (2005) (TV)
  159. "80s" (2005) {(#1.4)}
  160. "Biography" (1987) {Shania Twain}
  161. "Children in Need" (1980) {(2005-11-18)}
  162. "Corazón de..." (1997) {(2005-09-12)}
  163. "Corazón de..." (1997) {(2005-09-22)}
  164. "Corazón de..." (1997) {(2005-10-12)}
  165. "Corazón de..." (1997) {(2005-11-02)}
  166. "Corazón de..." (1997) {(2005-11-04)}
  167. "Corazón de..." (1997) {(2005-11-16)}
  168. "Corazón de..." (1997) {(2005-12-07)}
  169. "Favouritism" (2005) {Julian Clary's Showbiz Hissy Fits (#1.6)}
  170. "Have I Got News for You" (1990) {(#29.8)}
  171. "Inside the Actors Studio" (1994) {Sir Elton John (#11.19)}
  172. "Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon" (1966) {(2005-09-05)}
  173. "Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon" (1966) {Telethon 2005}
  174. "Legenden" (1997) {Freddie Mercury (#6.5)}
  175. "Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik" (2004) {Elton John (#2.22)}
  176. "Richard & Judy" (2001) {(2005-05-16)}
  177. "The South Bank Show" (1978) {Little Britain (#29.12)}
  178. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#13.42)}
  179. "This Morning" (1988) {(2005-05-26)}
  180. 2004 Radio Music Awards (2004) (TV)
  181. Bambi Verleihung 2004 (2004) (TV)
  182. Elton in Four Decades (2004)
  183. Genius: A Night for Ray Charles (2004) (TV)
  184. George Harrison: The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 (2004) (V)
  185. Last Laugh '04 (2004) (TV)
  186. SingStar Party (2004) (VG)
  187. The Best of 'So Graham Norton' (2004) (V)
  188. The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2004) (TV)
  189. The Evolution of Eminem (2004) (TV)
  190. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (2004) (TV)
  191. The Royal Variety Performance 2004 (2004) (TV)
  192. "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" (2002) {(#3.25)}
  193. "Behind the Music" (1997) {George Michael (#8.1)}
  194. "Biography" (1987) {Andre Agassi}
  195. "Broadway: The American Musical" (2004) {Putting It Together: 1980-Present (#1.6)}
  196. "Children in Need" (1980) {(2004-11-19)}
  197. "Class of..." (2002) {1992: Andre Agassi}
  198. "Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (2003) {(2004-11-08)}
  199. "ESPN SportsCentury" (1999) {Andy Roddick}
  200. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (2003) {The Broadbent Family (#2.10)}
  201. "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" (2001) {(#7.11)}
  202. "Go' aften Danmark" (2002) {(2004-11-09)}
  203. "HermanSIC" (2000) {(2004-11-07)}
  204. "Intimate Portrait" (1993) {Dionne Warwick}
  205. "Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon" (1966) {Telethon 2004}
  206. "Later with Jools Holland" (1992) {(#24.6)}
  207. "McEnroe" (2004) {Music Special}
  208. "Open Access" (2004) {Charities (#1.11)}
  209. "Richard & Judy" (2001) {(2004-11-18)}
  210. "TV total" (1999) {(2004-11-24)}
  211. "Pandemic: Facing AIDS" (2003)
  212. 2003 Radio Music Awards (2003) (TV)
  213. Cher: The Farewell Tour (2003) (TV)
  214. Diva Graham Norton (2003) (TV)
  215. Holiday Voices (2003) (TV)
  216. Nina Simone: A Tribute (2003) (TV)
  217. The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2003) (TV)
  218. The Eurovision Song Contest (2003) (TV)
  219. World Idol (2003) (TV)
  220. "Absolutely Fabulous" (1992) {Schmoozin' (#5.6)}
  221. "Get Up, Stand Up" (2003) {We Are the World (#1.5)}
  222. "I Love the '70s" (2003) {1974 (#1.5)}
  223. "Pop Idol" (2001) {(2003-11-08)}
  224. "The Sharon Osbourne Show" (2003) {(2003-10-09)}
  225. "The Sharon Osbourne Show" (2003) {(2003-12-19)}
  226. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#11.169)}
  227. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#11.5)}
  228. "This Is Your Life" (1969) {Bob Harris}
  229. "Top of the Pops 2" (1994) {(2003-12-31)}
  230. "Top of the Pops 2" (1994) {Marc Bolan Special}
  231. "Star Academy" (2002)
  232. 2002 Top of the Pops Awards (2002) (TV)
  233. Naqoyqatsi (2002)
  234. One World Jam (2002) (TV)
  235. One World Jam: A Concert for Global Harmony (2002) (TV)
  236. Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace (2002) (TV)
  237. The Country Bears (2002)
  238. "Breakfast with Frost" (1993) {(2002-12-15)}
  239. "CMT Crossroads" (2002) {Elton John & Ryan Adams}
  240. "Last Call with Carson Daly" (2002) {(2002-03-29)}
  241. "Last Call with Carson Daly" (2002) {Elton John, Primetime}
  242. "The Frank Skinner Show" (1995) {(#6.10)}
  243. "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996) {(2002-03-21)}
  244. "The Simpsons" (1989) {Gump Roast (#13.17)}
  245. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(2002-01-25)}
  246. "Top Ten" (1998) {Camp Pop}
  247. "Will & Grace" (1998) {The Honeymoon's Over (#5.10)}
  248. 50 Years of NBC Late Night (2001) (TV)
  249. An All-Star Tribute to Brian Wilson (2001) (TV)
  250. An Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Educational Excellence (2001) (TV)
  251. Being Mick (2001) (TV)
  252. Bob the Builder: A Christmas to Remember (2001) (V)
  253. Brit Awards 2001 (2001) (TV)
  254. Classic Albums: Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (2001) (V)
  255. Elton John: One Night Only - Greatest Hits Live (2001) (TV)
  256. Gala de presentación de la programación 2001 (2001) (TV)
  257. Live by Request: Elton John (2001) (TV)
  258. Neil Sedaka: The Show Must Go On (2001) (TV)
  259. Rockin' New Year's Eve 2002 (2001) (TV)
  260. Sandra Bernhard: Giving Them Lip (2001) (TV)
  261. The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards (2001) (TV)
  262. The Concert for New York City (2001) (TV)
  263. The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2001) (TV)
  264. The Royal Variety Performance 2001 (2001) (TV)
  265. Top of the Pops: The True Story (2001) (TV)
  266. Wingspan (2001) (TV)
  267. "Ally McBeal" (1997) {I Want Love (#5.5)}
  268. "Beckmann" (1999) {(2001-09-24)}
  269. "BingoLotto" (1989) {(#21.7)}
  270. "Des O'Connor Tonight" (1977) {(2001-12-24)}
  271. "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" (2001) {(#1.2)}
  272. "Intimate Portrait" (1993) {Mary J. Blige}
  273. "Otro rollo con: Adal Ramones" (1995) {(2001-10-30)}
  274. "Parkinson" (1971) {(#16.1)}
  275. "So Graham Norton" (1998) {(#4.18)}
  276. "The Ray Martin Show" (2001) {(#1.2)}
  277. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#9.26)}
  278. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(2001-12-10)}
  279. 47º edición de los premios Ondas (2000) (TV)
  280. An All-Star Tribute to Joni Mitchell (2000) (TV)
  281. Behind the Scenes: Road to El Dorado (2000) (V)
  282. Elton John - Greatest Hits Live (2000) (TV)
  283. Elton John: The Road to El Dorado (2000) (V)
  284. Film-Fest DVD: Issue 3 - Toronto (2000) (V)
  285. La gran vida (2000)
  286. Party in the Park 2000 (2000) (TV)
  287. Stars and Bras (2000) (TV)
  288. The 5th Annual GQ Men of the Year Awards (2000) (TV)
  289. The Road to El Dorado (2000)
  290. Victoria's Secrets (2000) (TV)
  291. "Behind the Music" (1997) {Tina Turner (#3.24)}
  292. "Musikbutikken" (1998) {(2000-06-24)}
  293. "Reputations" (1994) {Liberace: Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful}
  294. "TFI Friday" (1996) {(2000-12-22)}
  295. "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996) {(2000-03-22)}
  296. "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996) {(2000-12-01)}
  297. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(2000-03-13)}
  298. ABC 2000: The Millennium (1999) (TV)
  299. Comic Relief: The Record Breaker (1999) (TV)
  300. Concertos Xacobeo 1999 (1999) (TV)
  301. Definitely Dusty (1999) (TV)
  302. Elton John: With a Little Help from My Friends (1999) (TV)
  303. Jarl og Elton John (1999) (TV)
  304. Journey to a Hate Free Millennium (1999)
  305. Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael (1999) (V)
  306. Queen's Greatest Flix III (1999) (V)
  307. The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards (1999) (TV)
  308. VH1 Divas Live 2 (1999) (TV)
  309. Winter Break (1999) (TV)
  310. "60 Minutes II" (1999) {Milosevic/Classic: The Deadliest Prison/Sir Elton (#1.12)}
  311. "El séptimo de caballería" (1998) {(1999-03-22)}
  312. "Power Vision - Pop Galerie" (1995) {Rod Stewart}
  313. "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996) {(1999-03-19)}
  314. "The Simpsons" (1989) {I'm with Cupid (#10.14)}
  315. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(1999-03-22)}
  316. Twentieth Century Blues: The Songs of Noël Coward (1998) (V)
  317. "E! True Hollywood Story" (1996) {Elizabeth Taylor}
  318. "Mitomanía" (1995) {Los carnavales}
  319. "South Park" (1997) {Chef Aid (#2.14)}
  320. "Spike Night" (1998) {Happy Birthday Spike (#1.2)}
  321. An Audience with Elton John (1997) (TV)
  322. BBC Perfect Day (1997) (TV) {{SUSPENDED}}
  323. Diana: The Nation's Farewell (1997) (TV)
  324. Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras (1997) (TV)
  325. MTV Video Music Awards 1997 (1997) (TV)
  326. Music for Montserrat (1997) (V)
  327. Spice World (1997)
  328. "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993) {(1997-09-26)}
  329. "The Nanny" (1993) {First Date (#5.2)}
  330. "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996) {(1997-10-01)}
  331. "Top of the Pops 2" (1994) {(#4.1)}
  332. "Very Important Pennis" (1995) {Very Important Pennis: Part 3 (#1.4)}
  333. Pavarotti & Friends for War Child (1996) (TV)
  334. "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996) {(1996-11-15)}
  335. A Special Evening with Elton John (1995) (TV)
  336. Brit Awards 1995 (1995) (TV)
  337. Elton John Love Songs (1995) (V)
  338. MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special (1995) (TV)
  339. Queen: Champions of the World (1995)
  340. Sex with Paula (1995) (TV)
  341. The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) (TV)
  342. The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995) (TV)
  343. The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 8 (1995) (TV)
  344. The Queen Phenomenon (1995) (TV)
  345. VH1 Fashion and Music Awards (1995) (TV)
  346. "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993) {(1995-11-23)}
  347. "Power Vision - Pop Galerie" (1995) {Elton John}
  348. American Bandstand's Teen Idol (1994) (TV)
  349. The Brit Awards 1994 (1994) (TV)
  350. The Lion King: A Musical Journey with Elton John (1994) (TV)
  351. The Making of 'The Lion King' (1994) (TV)
  352. The Wonderful World of Disney: 40 Years of Television Magic (1994) (TV)
  353. "Troldspejlet" (1989) {Troldspejlet special: Løvernes konge}
  354. America Comes to Graceland (1993) (TV)
  355. Aretha Franklin: Duets (1993) (TV)
  356. Especial Nochevieja 1993: Este año cruz y raya... seguro (1993) (TV)
  357. RuPaul's Christmas Ball (1993) (TV)
  358. The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala (1993) (TV)
  359. The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey (1993)
  360. Tina Turner: Girl from Nutbush (1993) (V)
  361. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#2.164)}
  362. Elton John: Live in Barcelona (1992) (V)
  363. MTV Video Music Awards 1992 (1992) (TV)
  364. The Freddie Mercury Tribute: Concert for AIDS Awareness (1992) (TV)
  365. The Very Best of Elton John (1992) (V)
  366. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1992-05-22)}
  367. "The Whoopi Goldberg Show" (1992) {(1992-09-17)}
  368. Queen: The Days of Our Lives (1991) (TV)
  369. Two Rooms: A Tribute to Elton John & Bernie Taupin (1991) (TV)
  370. Live at Knebworth (1990) (V)
  371. "Champs-Elysées" (1982) {(1990-05-12)}
  372. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1990-06-21)}
  373. "Un dia és un dia" (1990) {(#2.22)}
  374. "Unplugged" (1989) {Elton John (#1.13)}
  375. "MTV Rockumentary" (1989)
  376. The Ryan White Story (1989) (TV)
  377. The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music (1989) (TV)
  378. The Who Live, Featuring the Rock Opera Tommy (1989) (TV)
  379. ABC Presents: A Royal Gala (1988) (TV)
  380. Imagine: John Lennon (1988)
  381. La última cena... del 88 (1988) (TV)
  382. The Prince's Trust Rock Gala (1988)
  383. Totally Minnie (1988) (TV)
  384. "Aspel & Company" (1984) {(#5.5)}
  385. "Fantastico 8" (1987) {(#1.14)}
  386. "Wired" (1988) {(#1.6)}
  387. Queen: Magic Years, Volume One - A Visual Anthology (1987)
  388. Queen: Magic Years, Volume Three - A Visual Anthology (1987)
  389. Queen: Magic Years, Volume Two - A Visual Anthology (1987)
  390. Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll (1987) (TV)
  391. Stand by Me: AIDS Day Benefit (1987)
  392. The Return of Bruno (1987) (TV)
  393. "Parkinson One to One" (1987) {(#1.3)}
  394. "The Two Ronnies" (1971) {1987 Christmas Special}
  395. The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) (TV)
  396. The Prince's Trust Rock Gala: 10th Birthday (1986) (TV)
  397. "Le jeu de la vérité" (1985) {(1986-02-21)}
  398. "The Late Show" (1986) {(1986-10-09)}
  399. "The Tube" (1982) {(#4.25)}
  400. Live Aid (1985) (TV)
  401. "Soul Train" (1971) {(#15.12)}
  402. "Wogan" (1982) {(1985-02-18)}
  403. "Album Flash" (1984)
  404. "No 73" (1982) {Broke (#3.7)}
  405. "Champs-Elysées" (1982) {(1982-05-08)}
  406. "Saturday Night Live" (1975) {Johnny Cash/Elton John (#7.17)}
  407. "The Roots of Rock 'n' Roll" (1981)
  408. Elton John in Central Park New York (1981) (TV)
  409. Eric Clapton and His Rolling Hotel (1980)
  410. Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights (1980) (TV)
  411. "Les rendez-vous du dimanche" (1974) {(1980-06-01)}
  412. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1980-11-05)}
  413. The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song (1979) (TV)
  414. To Russia... With Elton (1979)
  415. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1979-01-04)}
  416. "Big Night" (1978) {(#1.13)}
  417. "Big Night" (1978) {(#1.2)}
  418. "Disneyland" (1954) {Mickey's 50 (#25.8)}
  419. "Our Show" (1977) {(1978-04-26)}
  420. "All You Need Is Love" (1977) {Diamonds as Big as the Ritz: The Musical (#1.8)}
  421. "All You Need Is Love" (1977) {Introduction (#1.1)}
  422. "All You Need Is Love" (1977) {Whatever Gets You Through the Night: Glitter Rock (#1.16)}
  423. "The Morecambe & Wise Show" (1968) {1977 Christmas Show}
  424. "The Muppet Show" (1976) {Elton John (#2.14)}
  425. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1977-12-15)}
  426. "Parkinson" (1971) {(#5.23)}
  427. "Rock Concert" (1973) {(#4.1)}
  428. "The Morecambe & Wise Show" (1968) {1976 Christmas Show}
  429. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1976-07-08)}
  430. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1976-07-22)}
  431. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1976-07-29)}
  432. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1976-08-05)}
  433. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1976-08-19)}
  434. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1976-11-24)}
  435. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1976-12-25)}
  436. Night Lunch (1975)
  437. Tommy (1975)
  438. "Cher" (1975) {(#1.1)}
  439. "Rock Concert" (1973) {(#3.1)}
  440. "Soul Train" (1971) {Elton John/Mandrill/Carl Grigsby (#4.35)}
  441. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1975-03-13)}
  442. "Russell Harty Plus" (1972) {(1974-02-09)}
  443. "The Old Grey Whistle Test" (1971) {(1974-07-09)}
  444. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1973-01-25)}
  445. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1973-10-11)}
  446. Born to Boogie (1972)
  447. "Poiret & Serrault" (1971)
  448. Monsanto Presents Mancini (1971/I) (TV)
  449. "Aquarius" (1970) {Elton John: Mr. Superfunk}
  450. "The Andy Williams Show" (1969) {(1971-01-16)}
  451. "The Dick Cavett Show" (1968) {(1971-03-30)}
  452. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1971-01-14)}
  453. "Zomercarroussel" (1970)
  454. "Disco 2" (1970) {(1970-01-10)}
  455. "It's Cliff Richard" (1970) {(#1.4)}
  456. "The David Frost Show" (1969) {(#3.49)}

Movies Produced

  1. Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) (executive producer)
  2. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Bruce Springsteen: Part 1 (#2.6)} (executive producer) (as Sir Elton John)
  3. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Bruce Springsteen: Part 2 (#2.7)} (executive producer) (as Sir Elton John)
  4. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Elvis Costello Interviewed by Mary-Louise Parker (#2.4)} (executive producer) (as Sir Elton John)
  5. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Lyle Lovett/Ray LaMontagne/John Prine (#2.5)} (executive producer) (as Sir Elton John)
  6. Pride and Predator (2010) {{SUSPENDED}} (executive producer)
  7. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Bono and the Edge (#2.1)} (executive producer) (as Sir Elton John)
  8. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Diana Krall Interviewed by Elton John (#1.12)} (executive producer)
  9. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Herbie Hancock (#1.10)} (executive producer)
  10. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Levon Helm/Nick Lowe/Richard Thompson/Allen Toussaint (#2.3)} (executive producer) (as Sir Elton John)
  11. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Neko Case/Sheryl Crow/Ron Sexsmith/Jesse Winchester (#2.2)} (executive producer) (as Sir Elton John)
  12. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Renee Fleming (#1.9)} (executive producer)
  13. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Rosanne Cash/Norah Jones/Kris Kristofferson/John Mellencamp (#1.8)} (executive producer) (as Sir Elton John)
  14. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Rufus Wainwright (#1.7)} (executive producer)
  15. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {She & Him/Jenny Lewis/Jakob Dylan (#1.11)} (executive producer)
  16. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Smokey Robinson (#1.13)} (executive producer)
  17. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {The Police (#1.6)} (executive producer)
  18. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Bill Clinton (#1.3)} (executive producer)
  19. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {James Taylor (#1.4)} (executive producer)
  20. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Lou Reed & Julian Schnabel (#1.2)} (executive producer)
  21. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Sir Elton John (#1.1)} (executive producer)
  22. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." (2008) {Tony Bennett (#1.5)} (executive producer)
  23. Him and Us (2006) (TV) (executive producer)
  24. It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006) (executive producer)
  25. "Great Performances" (1970) {Elton John at the Royal Opera House (#31.16)} (executive producer)
  26. Desert Flower (1999) (producer)
  27. Women Talking Dirty (1999) (executive producer)


  1. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987) (production associate)