Elton John was born on this day.
Elton John's first single, 'I've Been Loving You', was released in England.
'Lady Samantha' was released in England. It was one of the very first recordings by Reginald Kenneth Dwight, better known as Elton John.
Elton John and Bernie Taupin began writing songs together.
Elton John performed at The Roundhouse in London as part of his first tour. Appearing in the same show are T. Rex, Spooky Tooth and Jackie Lomax.
Elton John signed to MCA Records.
Elton John made his first live appearance in the U.S. He opened for David Ackles at 'The Troubadour' in Los Angeles, CA.
Elton John recorded a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album.
Elton John's 'Your Song' was released.
Elton John's 'Crocodile Rock' was released.
Elton John released his 'Greatest Hits' LP.
Elton John and John Lennon sang a duet of 'I Saw Her Standing There' at Madison Square Garden in New York. The show was John Lennon's last stage appearance.
'Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy' became the first album to debut on the American charts at number one. Two days later on May 21st, 1975 it was certified Gold, selling over 500,000 copies.
Elton John's 'Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy' album became the first album ever to enter the US chart at #1.
The song 'Island Girl' by Elton John topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.
Elton John received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Elton John was put on display in wax at London's Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.
Elton John and Kiki Dee's 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' was released.
Elton John finally made it to the top of the charts in the UK, with his single with Kiki Dee whom he debuted on a contagious love song, 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' made it to the #1 spot for 6 weeks, then repeating the process in the US chart, for 4 weeks.
During a concert in London, Elton John announced that he was retiring from live performances. He resumed touring on February 3, 1979 in Sweden.
Elton John resumed live performing in Sweden 15 months after he had announced that he would not perform live anymore.
Elton takes Rock to Russia, he played the first of eight concerts in Lenigrad becoming the first solo Western Rock Artist to undertake a tour of the USSR.
Elton John collapsed onstage while performing 'Better Off Dead' at the Universal Amphitheatre. After a ten-minute delay, John returned and completed the concert. He was suffering from exhaustion brought on by the flu.
Elton John signed a long-term exclusive contract with Geffen Records.
The first night of his 'Breaking Hearts' Tour, Elton John announced that he was retiring from touring.
Elton John resigned with MCA Records in America, his five-album deal being worth 8 million, the biggest advance in history at that time.
Elton John recorded a live version of 'Candle in the Wind' that would later be released as a single.
Elton John cancelled all live performances for a year after having throat surgery.
Elton John sold some of his costumes and concert memorabilia at an auction in London for $6.2 million.
Elton John checked into a rehab center in Chicago, IL, for bulimia, drinking and drugs.
Elton John files a $35 Million lawsuit accusing a reporter from the TV show 'Hard Copy' of falsely stating that he had moved to Atlanta to be near an AIDS treatment center.
Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin sign a $39 million publishing contract with Warner-Chappell music.
Elton John performed in Mexico for the first time for 90,000 people in Mexico City.
VH1 aired 'Storytellers' live for the first time. The show was a 90 minute special featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA.
Elton John released his live album 'One Night Only'. It was recorded at Madison Square Garden only 22 days before.
The five-day sale of 10,000 pieces of designer clothing owned by Sir Elton John and partner David Furnish began on this day. Held in a temporary shop in the Rockefeller Center in New York, the sale raised 395,000 pounds ($700,000) for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.