[114] In addition to The Lion King, John composed music for a Disney's musical production Aida in 1999 with lyricist Tim Rice, for which they received the Tony Award for Best Original Score at the 54th Tony Awards,[115] and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards. 1988 spielte er als Gaststar auf einigen von Eric Clapton initiierten und organisierten wohltätigen Crossroads-Konzertveranstaltungen und hatte mit der Single I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That wieder einen Tophit in den USA. [150] An album containing remixes of songs that he recorded in the 1970s, Good Morning to the Night, was released in July 2012. [124] John's only theatrical project with Taupin is Lestat: The Musical, based on Anne Rice's vampire novels. [79] He played "Bennie and the Jets" and "Rocket Man"; then "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with Kiki Dee for the first time since the Hammersmith Odeon on 24 December 1982; and introduced George Michael, still then of Wham!, to sing "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me". Später bekannte er sich zur Homosexualität. The second, "Your Song", reached number seven in the UK Singles Chart and number eight in the US, becoming John's first hit single as a singer. 3A in an eight-unit apartment building called Frome Court, not far from both previous homes. [51] All six of his albums to make Rolling Stone's 2003 list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" are from this period, with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ranked highest at number 91. This album marked John's first full album recorded with his touring band since 2006's The Captain & the Kid. [183] The remainder of John's tour were postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. My first album was Elton John’s Greatest Hits. John cited spending time with his children as the reason for his retirement: "Ten years ago if you asked me if I would stop touring I would have said no. [128] Also in 2006, he told Rolling Stone that he planned for his next record to be in R&B and hip hop. On the heels of … Danach zog sich Elton John für fast zwei Jahre komplett aus der Öffentlichkeit zurück und absolvierte bis auf einen einzigen Auftritt mit George Michael im Jahr 1991 keine weiteren Bühnenauftritte. [132], On 1 July 2007, John appeared at the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium in honour of Diana, Princess of Wales on what would have been her 46th birthday, with the concert's proceeds going to Diana's charities as well as to charities of which her sons Prince William and Prince Harry are patrons. [66], In 1990, John achieved his first solo UK number one hit single, with "Sacrifice" (coupled with "Healing Hands") from the previous year's album Sleeping with the Past; it stayed at the top spot for six weeks. [233], On 22 April 2017, John was discharged from hospital after two nights of intensive care for contracting "a harmful and unusual" bacterial infection during his return flight home from a South American tour in Santiago, Chile, and was forced to cancel all his shows scheduled for April and May 2017. He performed with the surviving members of Queen in Paris at the opening night (17 January 1997) of Le Presbytère N'a Rien Perdu De Son Charme Ni Le Jardin De Son Éclat, a work by French ballet legend Maurice Béjart that draws upon the AIDS crisis and the deaths of Freddie Mercury and the company's principal dancer, Jorge Donn. "Glasgow (No Place Like Home)" – Music & Lyrics: Erik Frandsen, Michael Garin, Paul Lockheart and Robert Hipkins (1992), "I Feel Love" Lyrics by Betty Box, Music by, This page was last edited on 3 April 2021, at 09:53. In 1966, the band became Long John Baldry's supporting band and played 16 times at the Marquee Club. Ebenfalls in diesem Jahr entschloss sich Elton John, die Einnahmen seiner in Amerika verkauften Singles der von ihm gegründeten AIDS Foundation zukommen zu lassen. Olsson left the band in 1984 but rejoined in 2000. [37] At their first meeting, Williams gave John an unopened envelope of lyrics written by Bernie Taupin, who had answered the same ad. [24] They moved into flat No. [148], On 4 June 2012, John performed at the Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace, including "Your Song", "Crocodile Rock" and "I'm Still Standing". [95], Along with Tim Rice, John wrote the songs for the 1994 Disney animated film The Lion King. Later in 1997, two close friends died: designer Gianni Versace was murdered on 15 July, and Diana, Princess of Wales died in a Paris car crash on 31 August. Konzert in dieser Arena – ein Rekord. The song charted at number 7 in the UK. Instead of releasing his own records on Rocket, he signed an $8 million contract with MCA. [153] Later in 2013, he collaborated with rock band Queens of the Stone Age on their sixth studio album, ...Like Clockwork, contributing piano and vocals on the song "Fairweather Friends". Im Jahr 2003 erreichte die Single Are You Ready for Love (bereits 1979 während der Thom Bell Session aufgenommen) Platz eins der Hitparade in Großbritannien. Mit dem Titel Mama Can't Buy You Love aus dem Mini-Album The Thom Bell Sessions gelang ihm 1979 wieder ein Top-Ten-Hit in den USA. Januar 2018 gab Elton John bekannt, dass er sich nach einer letzten, drei Jahre andauernden Welttournee von der Bühne verabschieden werde. On 13 December 2014, he appeared at Watford's Vicarage Road with his husband and sons for the opening of the "Sir Elton John stand". Das Album trägt den Titel The Union und erschien im Oktober 2010 weltweit. Die erfolgreichste Veröffentlichung von Elton John ist die Single Candle in the Wind 1997 mit rund 37 Millionen verkauften Einheiten. [30] Im Januar 2013 wurde in Kalifornien ein weiterer Sohn von derselben Leihmutter zur Welt gebracht. Im selben Jahr trat er auch beim Live-Aid-Konzert in London auf. "[168] Consisting of more than 300 concerts worldwide, the tour is expected to end in New Zealand in January 2023. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. [10] Der Name wurde auch amtlich geändert. [241] In 2019, he said the Brexit vote and the way it had been handled had made him ashamed. We were just trying to be cool: 'Oh, yeah, no big deal.' Jeff Woolf, Scott Jennings and James L. Halperin (2004). [255] He received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2004 and a Disney Legends Award in 2006. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. [222] In June 2001, John sold 20 of his cars at Christie's, saying he never had the chance to drive them because he was out of the country so often. Damit landeten sie gemeinsam auf Platz eins in Großbritannien. Mit dem Album Sleeping with the Past und der Single Sacrifice gelang ihm 1989 wieder ein Soloerfolg, sein erster Nummer-eins-Hit ohne Duettbeteiligung in seiner britischen Heimat. Unter dem Eindruck des Todes des an AIDS verstorbenen Jugendlichen Ryan White gründete Elton John 1992 die Elton John AIDS Foundation in den Vereinigten Staaten und 1993 in Großbritannien. But we had children and that changed our lives. [50], Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, released in October 1973, gained instant critical acclaim and topped the chart on both sides of the Atlantic, remaining at number one for two months. "[197] In 2020, Blauel sued John for writing about their relationship in his 2019 Me: Elton John Official Autobiography, which she claimed broke the terms of their divorce agreement. Sein großer Durchbruch gelang ihm 1970 mit dem Album Elton John und der daraus entkoppelten Single Your Song, welche zum Welthit wurde. p. 8. [206][207] The younger, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, was born on 11 January 2013 via the same surrogate. [7][8][9] He has also produced records and occasionally acted in films. And that is one. [155] Rod Stewart presented him with the award on stage at the London Palladium before the two performed a duet of "Sad Songs (Say So Much)". 1994 komponierte John einen Teil der Musik für den Disneyfilm Der König der Löwen und bekam für Can You Feel the Love Tonight den Oscar für den besten Filmsong überreicht. Februar 2018 waren Konzertkarten für die ersten 60 Shows bereits innerhalb weniger Stunden ausverkauft. [224] In 2003, John sold the contents of his Holland Park home—expected to fetch £800,000 at Sotheby's—to modernise the decoration and to display some of his contemporary art collection. [36] Im Jahr 2014 wurde im Watford Stadion eine Tribüne nach ihm benannt. [259][260] The band has had multiple line-up changes, but Nigel Olsson, Davey Johnstone, and Ray Cooper have been members (albeit not continuously) since 1969, 1971 and 1974 respectively. They had a great idea of what they wanted me to do on it and it turned out great", John said. [62], The rock-oriented Rock of the Westies entered the US albums chart at number 1, as had Captain Fantastic, a previously unattained feat. Goldrosen, John (1979). [24] His piano playing is influenced by classical music and gospel music. 1971 wurde John Reid sein Liebhaber und Musikmanager. He performed his 3000th concert on 8 October 2011 at Caesars. Mit über 900[2] Millionen verkauften Tonträgern[3][4][5] zählt er zu den fünf Interpreten mit den meisten verkauften Tonträgern weltweit[6][7] (neben den Beatles, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson und Madonna). [12], John has been involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. Die Hauptrolle des erwachsenen Elton John übernahm Taron Egerton (der hierfür u. a. den Golden Globe als bester Hauptdarsteller erhielt); Jamie Bell spielt Elton Johns lebenslangen Freund und Schreibpartner Bernie Taupin. On 13 September 1980, with Olsson and Murray back in the Elton John Band, John performed a free concert to an estimated 400,000 fans on The Great Lawn in Central Park in New York. Das Unternehmen beinhaltet mit Rocket Records und Rocket Music Publishing auch eine eigene Plattenfirma und Verlagsgesellschaft. Or, bookmark the PEDESTRIAN.TV homepage to visit whenever you need a news fix. [200], In 1993, John began a relationship with David Furnish, a former advertising executive and now filmmaker originally from Toronto. [79] In 1984, he released Breaking Hearts, which featured the song "Sad Songs (Say So Much)", number five in the US and number seven in the UK. Elton John, Cardi B and Lorde ... Donnie Wahlberg in a cowboy hat praising Johnny Cash did not count. [107], On 15 September 1997, John appeared at the Music for Montserrat charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall, performing "Your Song", "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" and "Live Like Horses" solo before finishing with "Hey Jude" alongside Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Mark Knopfler and Sting. Presenting John with France's highest civilian award, the Legion d'honneur, in 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron called him a "melodic genius" and praised his work on behalf of the LGBT community. [43] John also recorded material with Millie Jackson in 1985. p. 89.Heritage Capital Corporation. So cheeky: Cyrus will perform at the Elton John Grammys tribute on Tuesday night but it won't air on CBS until later this year Honored: The brunette was thanked by Sir Elton … My priorities are now my children and my husband and my family. [34] Die Stiftung, die insbesondere Information, Aufklärung und Forschung unterstützt, wurde anfangs von Elton John durch seine Verkaufserlöse, Konzerte und private Auktionen finanziert. "605 Icons of 20th Century Music Autograph Auction Catalog". "Elton John". "I want to work with Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Snoop [Dogg], Kanye [West], Eminem and just see what happens", he said. [227] He also developed the eating disorder bulimia. In der Verfilmung der Rockoper Tommy von den Who spielte er den Pinball Wizard sowie den gleichnamigen Titel der Who, der Platz 7 in England erreichte. Anfang Juli 2011 gründete Elton John ein neues Musikunternehmen: die „Rocket Music Entertainment Group“. [62] In June 1975 John introduced the line-up before a crowd of 75,000 at London's Wembley Stadium. It doesn't come close to describing the love that I have for David, and he for me. Februar 1998 wurde er zudem als Knight Bachelor in den persönlichen britischen Adelsstand erhoben und führt seither das Prädikat „Sir“. [257] In 2019, President Emmanuel Macron appointed John a chevalier of the Legion of Honour. Die erste Single If It Wasn’t for Bad aus dem Album erschien am 24. Nach 1976 verblasste Elton Johns Erfolg mit dem Aufkommen des Punk und der Discomusik insbesondere in den USA. Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television Elton John Tim Rice. [209][238] From late 1975 to 1976, John was a part-owner of the Los Angeles Aztecs of the North American Soccer League. [173][174] John and Egerton performed a new song written for Rocketman, "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again", which premiered on BBC Radio 2 in 2019. [43] The album soon became his first hit album, reaching number four on the US Billboard 200 and number five on the UK Albums Chart. Billy Porter is known for his over-the-top, high fashion red carpet looks and his look for tonight’s Grammy Awards was no different. [100] In 1995, he released the album Made in England (number 3). P. Auslander, "Watch that man David Bowie: Hammersmith Odeon, London, July 3, 1973" in I. Inglis, ed.. Jean-Pierre Hombach. [236] At their height, the club finished runners up in the First Division to Liverpool in 1983 and reaching the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium in 1984. [43][66] In October 1983, John caused controversy when he broke the United Nations' cultural boycott on apartheid-era South Africa by performing at Sun City. [23], Elton John wirkte zudem an der im Sommer 2019 erschienenen CGI-gestützten Realverfilmung von Disneys Der König der Löwen mit.[24]. Dieser inspirierte Dwight zu seinem Künstlernamen, indem er die Vornamen des Saxophonisten Elton Dean und des Sängers John Baldry zu dem Namen Elton John kombinierte. [232], An admirer of Monty Python (John would present the comedy troupe the Empire Inspiration Award in 1997), in 1975 he was among a group of musicians who helped finance their film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. A concept album of songs from the musical Aida, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, was also released and featured the John duets "Written in the Stars" with LeAnn Rimes, and "I Know the Truth" with Janet Jackson. [17], Im September 2017 war Elton John in einer Nebenrolle im britischen Agentenfilm Kingsman: The Golden Circle von Matthew Vaughn zu sehen, in dem er sich selbst spielt und von der irren Drogenbaronin Poppy Adams, dargestellt von Julianne Moore, als Geisel gehalten wird. [216] On 24 September 2015, the Associated Press reported that Putin called John and invited him to meet in the future to discuss LGBT rights in Russia. [126] In February 2006, John and Dion sang together at the venue to raise money for Harrah's Entertainment Inc. workers affected by the 2005 hurricanes, performing "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" and "Saturday Night's Alright (for Fighting)". [70] John said Bell was the first person to give him voice lessons and encouraged him to sing in a lower register. [11] Die Gründung von DJM Records folgte am 28. [123] As of December 2015, Billy Elliot has been seen by over 5.25 million people in London and nearly 11 million people worldwide (on Broadway, in Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago, Toronto, Seoul, the Netherlands and São Paulo, Brazil etc. The 63rd Annual Grammys is on today, so here's how you can watch it in Australia, because traversing websites is not a fun time. [24] Several instructors have attested that he was a "model student," and during the last few years he took lessons from a private tutor in addition to his classes at the Academy. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is included in the VH1 Classic Albums series, in which the making, recording, and popularity of the album are discussed, with concert and home video footage, including interviews. ", "Welcome, Tiny Dancer: Elton John Becomes a Dad", "Proud father Sir Elton John introduces baby Elijah to the world", "Georgia Man Arrested for Threatening Elton John's Life", "Sir Elton John and David Furnish Get Married, #ShareTheLove", "Elton John: The historic fight for equality must go on. In einem Interview mit dem Magazin Music Week[15] verriet Elton John, dass er ab Januar 2012 mit den Aufnahmearbeiten zu einem weiteren Album mit Lyriker Bernie Taupin und Produzent T-Bone Burnett beginnen werde. Elton John … Aufgrund seines Drogenkonsums musste sich John im Jahr 1987 einer Kehlkopfoperation unterziehen, durch die er sein Falsett verlor und das Singen neu erlernen musste. '"[210] John stated, in his 2019 Me: Elton John Official Autobiography, that he had received many death threats as a result of his statements. Geburtstag feierte Elton John am 25. The first was the single "I've Been Loving You" (1968), produced by Caleb Quaye, Bluesology's former guitarist. Am 25. To order a copy for £18.75, go to guardianbookshop.com. [181], On 16 February 2020, his first show at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand was cut short as he lost his voice because he was diagnosed with walking pneumonia earlier that day. [61] Davey Johnstone and Ray Cooper were retained, Quaye and Roger Pope returned, and the new bassist was Kenny Passarelli; this rhythm section provided a heavier backbeat. John was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1995. [214], In 2013, John resisted calls to boycott Russia in protest at the Russian gay propaganda law, but told fans at a Moscow concert that the laws were "inhumane and isolating", and he was "deeply saddened and shocked over the current legislation". Schließlich entschloss er sich, ihm noch eine Chance zu geben. [87][88] He also released "Runaway Train", a duet he recorded with his longtime friend Eric Clapton, with whom he played on Clapton's World Tour. During "Elton Week" in Los Angeles that year, he had a cocaine overdose. Billboard Magazine. [182] He was cleared to perform the next show on 19 February. First there was the Grammy Salute, then a biopic, and a memoir. Shows: Grammys 2014: John Legend: 9 GRAMMY Awards Later, R&B Fave Is Still Nervous 2m Interviews: Grammys: Elton John Personally Called Ed Sheeran to Ask Him To Collaborate at the Grammys "[216] John responded by offering to introduce Putin to Russians abused under Russian legislation banning "homosexual propaganda". Zudem ist er Ehrenmitglied des englischen Fußballvereins FC Watford. [7] Zu seinen frühen Markenzeichen gehören unter anderem extravagante Bühnenoutfits und Brillen.[8]. At age 11, he won a junior scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. [197] Blauel said she attempted suicide during their honeymoon in St-Tropez after John told her that he wanted to end the union. [40] Taupin would write a batch of lyrics in under an hour and give it to John, who would write music for them in half an hour, disposing of the lyrics if he could not come up with anything quickly. [176] In October 2019, John released what he described as his "first and only autobiography," Me. Seit 1999 trägt Elton John einen Herzschrittmacher. "[26], John started playing his grandmother's piano as a young boy,[27] and within a year his mother heard him picking out Waldteufel's "The Skater's Waltz" by ear. September 2007 gastierte John bei Prince’ Tournee mit Namen „21 Nights in London: The Earth Tour“ in der The-O2-Arena live auf der Bühne und sang den Song The Long and Winding Road von The Beatles. Das Album solle The Diving Board heißen. "The International Who's Who in Popular Music 2002". Me by Elton John is published by Pan Macmillan on 15 October at £25, and RRP $44.99 in Australia. Now the Rocket Man has his very own coin. John is an art collector and is believed to have one of the largest private photography collections in the world. [24] When he was 14, they divorced. [198] Their marriage ended in divorce in 1988. In 2014, it had grossed over $6 billion and became the top-earning title in box-office history for both stage productions and films, surpassing the record previously held by Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical The Phantom of the Opera. [25] Both his parents were musically inclined, his father having been a trumpet player with the Bob Millar Band, a semi-professional big band that played at military dances. [43], In October 2003, John announced that he had signed an exclusive agreement to perform 75 shows over three years at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip. At the beginning of the year, John played piano on Ozzy Osbourne’s rock ballad "Ordinary Man", released in Osbourne's album of the same name. [221], In 2000, John admitted to spending £30 million in just under two years—an average of £1.5 million a month. At the age of 3, he played "The Skater's Waltz" after learning it … [97][98] "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" also won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 37th Annual Grammy Awards. 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He has said the album, a collaboration with American singer, songwriter and sideman Leon Russell, marked a new chapter in his recording career, saying: "I don't have to make pop records any more. Mit dem Songtexter Bernie Taupin, den er 1967 bei einer Ausschreibung für den Posten eines Komponisten bei einem neugegründeten Plattenlabel namens Liberty Records kennenlernte, schrieb Elton John seit 1969 fast alle seine Lieder. [91] In September, John performed "The One" at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards and closed the ceremony performing "November Rain" with Guns N' Roses. [138], John performed a piano duet with Lady Gaga at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, which consisted of two songs of Gaga's, before culminating in "Your Song". Goodall, Nigel (1993) Elton John: a visual documentary. [90] In April 1992, John appeared at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium, performing "The Show Must Go On" with the remaining members of Queen, and "Bohemian Rhapsody" with Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses and Queen's remaining members. The show, The Red Piano, was a multimedia concert featuring massive props and video montages created by David LaChapelle. Released in 1972, Honky Château became John's first US number one album, spending five weeks at the top of the Billboard 200, and began a streak of seven consecutive US number-one albums. 1976 outete er sich in der Musikzeitschrift Rolling Stone als bisexuell; 1984 heiratete er in Australien die deutsche Tontechnikerin Renate Blauel und ließ sich 1988 von ihr scheiden. Fuse represents the best of the young multicultural generation, celebrating diversity with provocative and honest content. Sein Repertoire reicht von Balladen über Rock … "[231] His 2018 John Lewis & Partners Christmas advert in the UK, titled, "The Boy & The Piano", sees him reminisce about his life and career in reverse, eventually culminating with Christmas Day in the 1950s when he received a piano for Christmas from his mother. When we talk of great rock duos like, 1962–1969: Pub pianist to staff songwriter, GRO Register of Marriages: MAR 1945 3a 1257 Dwight Stanley = Harris Sheila E, sfn error: multiple targets (3×): CITEREFBernardinStanton1996 (. [235], Elton John became the chairman and director of Watford F.C. John has also had success in musical films and theatre, composing for The Lion King and its stage adaptation, Aida and Billy Elliot the Musical. Oft beteiligte er sich auch an Wohltätigkeitsprojekten. [137] Cantrell added, "Elton is a very important musical influence to all of us in varying degrees, and especially to me. 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Am 21. James Newton Howard joined to arrange in the studio and to play keyboards. [22] Beim Verkaufsstart am 2. [56] "Step into Christmas" was released as a stand-alone single in November 1973, and appears in the album's 1995 remastered reissue. Seit 1970 ist Elton Johns Band, deren Leadsänger und Pianist er selbst ist, als Elton-John-Band bekannt. Greenwood Press, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll. Between January 1996 and September 1997, he spent more than £9.6m on property and £293,000 on flowers. When the two first met in 1967, they recorded the first Elton John/Bernie Taupin song, "Scarecrow". Das zweite Album Elton John, mit Streichorchester eingespielt, wurde ein großer Erfolg. Elton John's Photos Seized", "Classics.com Elton John's Cars to be auctioned at Christie's", "Elton John turns rags to riches for charity", "Larry King Live: Interview With Elton John Aired 25 January 2002", "Elton John Celebrates 29 Years of Sobriety in Touching Post: 'I Was a Broken Man, "Elton John's Christmas Commercial Is an Emotional Experience", "Snake Charmer-Monty Python And The Holy Grail was Terry Gilliam's first film as a director. [175] The song would see John win the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the second time. For the song "Circle of Life". [226], By 1975, the pressures of stardom had begun to take a serious toll on John. The album also featured the single "Believe". [43][44], Backed by former Spencer Davis Group drummer Nigel Olsson and bassist Dee Murray, John's first American concert took place at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on 25 August 1970, and was a success. [14], To raise money for his AIDS charity, John annually hosts a White Tie & Tiara Ball on the grounds of his home in Old Windsor in Berkshire, to which many celebrities are invited. In a 2002 CNN interview with Larry King, King asked if John knew of Diana, Princess of Wales's eating disorder. A DVD/CD package of The Red Piano was released through Best Buy in November 2008. [164][165] Danny Eccleston in Mojo pointed out that "in one of the series’ most extraordinary moments, Elton John arrives toting a box-fresh lyric by Bernie Taupin and works it up in an instant, the song materializing in front of the viewers' eyes before John and Jack White go for the take. I have had an amazing life and career but my life has changed. 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Although Elton John is most famous for his vast, fabulous sunglasses collection, we decided that this was a bit of an obvious root to go down, so instead we focused on his spectacular hat collection. [239] He called the occasion "one of the greatest days of my life". [43][49] The album and "Crocodile Rock" were respectively the first album and single on the consolidated MCA Records label in the US, replacing MCA's other labels, including Uni.